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Oscar Wilde Quotes

(1856-1900), British Author, Wit

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason.

Category: Temper

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.

Category: Temptation

Do you really think, Arthur, that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to.

Category: Temptation

I can resist everything except temptation.

Category: Temptation

The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

Category: Theater

Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

Time is waste of money.

Category: Time And Time Management

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.

Category: Tragedies

It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.

Category: Tragedies

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

Category: Travel And Tourism

I was disappointed in Niagara -- most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.

Category: Travel And Tourism

All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.

Category: Trials

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.

Category: Trust

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Category: Truth

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.

Category: Truth