quotes of Oscar Wilde; 811 quotes

"Frank Harris has been received in all the great houses once!"

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"You are young. No hungry generations tread you down.... The past does not mock you with the ruins of a beauty the secret of whose creation you have lost..."

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"Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility."

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"For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners."

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"Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature it requires, in fact, that nature of a true Individualist to sympathize with a friend's success."

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"Argument are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing."

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"Sins of the flesh are nothing. Sins of the soul are shameful."

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"Something was dead in each of us,/ And what was dead was Hope."

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"The Americans are certainly hero-worshippers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes."

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"Nothing is good in moderation. You cannot know good in anything until you have torn the heart out of it by excess."

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