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Oscar Wilde

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"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (23 votes)
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (17 votes)
"A kiss may ruin a human life." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (8 votes)
"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing." Marriage 4.8 avg (17 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)
"Alas, I am dying beyond my means." Life & Death 4.3 avg (9 votes)
"All art is quite useless." Art 2.9 avg (23 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)
"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)
"Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it." Writing 3.0 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)
"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)
"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people." Democracy 4.8 avg (14 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)
"Duty is what one expects from others." Morality 4.2 avg (6 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)
"Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching." Education 2.7 avg (26 votes)
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (16 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)

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