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Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900
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Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Men and WomenPassion
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
Biography lends to death a new terror.
Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.
But I am afraid that we are beginning to be over-educated; at least everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching
But what is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means? Anybody can say charming things and try to please and to flatter, but a true friend always says unpleasant things, and does not mind giving pain. Indeed, if he is a really true friend he prefers it, for he knows that then he is going good.
By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation
Caricature is the tribute that mediocrity pays to genius.
CECILY. When I see a spade I call it a spade./ GWENDOLEN. I am glad to say I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different.
Charity creates a multitude of sins.
Charity, dear Miss Prism, charity! None of us are perfect. I myself am peculiarly susceptible to draughts.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them
Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.
Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us.
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