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Oscar Wilde Quotes

(1856-1900), British Author, Wit

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Category: Truth

The worst form of tyranny the world has ever known the tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.

Category: Tyranny

The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.

Category: Ugliness

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Category: Value

Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.

Category: Vulgarity

Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.

Category: Vulgarity

Whatever harsh criticisms may be passed on the construction of her sentences, she at least possesses that one touch of vulgarity that makes the whole world kin.

Category: Vulgarity

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have it's fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Category: War

She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.

Category: Weakness

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Category: Wealth

Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.

Category: Wealth

Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.

Category: Weather

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attraction of others.

Category: Wickedness

As a wicked man I am a complete failure. Why, there are lots of people who say I have never really done anything wrong in the whole course of my life. Of course they only say it behind my back.

Category: Wickedness

London is full of women who trust their husbands. One can always recognize them. They look so thoroughly unhappy.

Category: Wives