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Oscar Wilde Quotes

(1856-1900), British Author, Wit

What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says it.

Category: Slander

The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.

Category: Slavery

A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?

Category: Smoking

To make men Socialists is nothing, but to make Socialism human is a great thing.

Category: Socializing And Socialism

When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own.

Category: Socializing And Socialism

Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that.

Category: Society

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Category: Society

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.

Category: Sorrow

How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver.

Category: Soul

Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

Talk to a woman as if you loved her, and to a man as if he bored you.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

The State is to make what is useful. The individual is to make what is beautiful.

Category: State

The greatest of all sins is stupidity.

Category: Stupidity

The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.

Category: Stupidity

While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at.

Category: Style