quotes of Oscar Wilde; 811 quotes

"Who is that man over there? I don't know him. What is he doing? Is he a conspirator? Have you searched him? Give him till tomorrow to confess, then hang him! -- hang him!"

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"In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilization."

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"Married men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not."

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"In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself."

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"Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. They a."

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"It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties."

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"To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders...It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances."

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"On the whole, the great success of marriage in the States is due partly to the fact that no American man is ever idle, and partly to the fact that no American wife is considered responsible for the quality of her husband's dinners."

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"Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm."

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"It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art."

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