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Oscar Wilde

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"I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability." God 4.1 avg (21 votes)
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life." Acting 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"I can resist everything except temptation." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (61 votes)
"I am not young enough to know everything." Youth 4.9 avg (26 votes)
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Clever Jabs 5.0 avg (28 votes)
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (16 votes)
"Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching." Education 2.7 avg (26 votes)
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." Education 5.0 avg (19 votes)
"Duty is what one expects from others." Morality 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is manís original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (10 votes)
"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people." Democracy 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"But what is the difference between literature and journalism? Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all." Reading 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular." War & Peace 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it." Writing 3.0 avg (7 votes)
"An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. It is hardly a matter that she could be allowed to arrange for herself." Marriage 2.8 avg (5 votes)
"America is the first country to have gone from barbarism to decadence without the usual intervening period of civilization." America 4.7 avg (34 votes)
"All art is quite useless." Art 2.9 avg (23 votes)
"Alas, I am dying beyond my means." Life & Death 4.3 avg (9 votes)
"A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life." Morality 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing." Marriage 4.8 avg (17 votes)

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