Oscar Wilde
Quotations


I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst.

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.

Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

To have friends, you know, one need only be good-natured; but when a man has no enemy left there must be something mean about him.



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