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Quotations by author » Oscar Wilde
Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900
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35 is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
40th birthday
A chemist on each side will approach the frontier with a bottle
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
A cynic is someon who knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
A damsel is a genius in the daytime and a beauty at night.
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.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
A kiss may ruin a human life.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies
A man who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world. The future belongs to the dandy. It is the exquisites who are going to rule.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain
A man who pays his bills on time is soon forgotten
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Men and Women
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.
A mans face is his autobiography. A women's face is her work of fiction.
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
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