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Oscar Wilde
By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

He hadn’t a single redeeming vice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

If art is to have a special train, the critic must keep some seats reserved on it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, and creeds follow one another like the withered leaves of Autumn; but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons and a possession for all eternity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

There is no mode of action, no form of emotion, that we do not share with the lower animals. It is only by language that we rise above them.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Düşes, “Ya sanata ne diyorsun?” diye sordu. “Bir illettir.” “Aşk?” “Yanılsama.” “Din?” “İnancın yerini tutan günün modası.” "Sen kuşkucusun.” “Hiç de değil. Kuşkuculuk imanın başlangıcıdır.” “Ya nesin sen öyleyse?” “Tanımlamak kısıtlamaktır.” “Bir ipucu ver bana.” “İp dediğin kopar. Labirentte kaybolabilirsin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Indeed, as any one who has ever worked among the poor knows only too well, the brotherhood of man is no mere poet's dream, it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Ah! that quite does for me. I haven't a word to say... Too much care was taken with our education, I am afraid. To have been well brought up is a great drawback nowadays. It shuts one out from so much.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Every woman is wrong until she cries.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

It is perfectly monstrous,' he said, at last, 'the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The security of Society lies in custom and unconscious instinct, and the basis of the stability of Society, as a healthy organism, is the complete absence of any intelligence amongst its members.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The dim roar of London was like the bourdon note of a distant organ

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Common sense is the enemy of Romance :P:P

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

We think that we are generous because we credit our neighbor with those virtues that are likely to benefit ourselves. We praise the banker that we may overdraw our account, and find good qualities in the highwayman in the hope that he may spare our pockets.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Might there not be some curious scientific reason for it all? If thought could exercise its influence upon a living organism, might not thought exercise an influence upon dead and inorganic things? Nay, without thought or conscious desire, might not things external to ourselves vibrate in unison with our moods and passions, atom calling to atom in secret love or strange affinity?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

We have quite the same ideas. No; I think our ideas are quite different. But he has been most pleasant.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

All authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised. When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly used, it produces a good effect by creating, or at any rate bringing out, the spirit of revolt and individualism that is to kill it. When it is used with a certain amount of kindness, and accompanied by prizes and rewards, it is dreadfully demoralising. People, in that case, are less conscious of the horrible pressure that is being put on them, and so go through their lives in a sort of coarse comfort, like petted animals, without ever realising that they are probably thinking other people's thoughts, living by other people's standards, wearing practically what one may call other people's second-hand clothes, and never being themselves for a single moment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

If God really wanted to punish, he'd answer all our prayers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Life! Life! Don't let us go to life for our fulfilment or our experience. Life makes us pay too high a price for its wares, and we purchase the meanest of its secrets at a cost that is monstrous and infinite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

As for modern journalism, it is not my business to defend it. It justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oscar Wilde

that is one of the great secrets of life-- to cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul. You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know

By Anonym 19 Sep

Oscar Wilde

To me, beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

In married life three is company and two none.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Nowadays, saying what you really think can be a serious error since one risks being misunderstood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passions are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to be paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Make some sacrifice for your art and you will be repaid, but ask of art to sacrifice herself for you and a bitter disappointment may come to you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Though one can dine in New York, one could not dwell there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The tulip-beds across the road flamed like throbbing rings of fire. A white dust tremulous, cloud of orris-root it seemed, hung in the panting air. The brightly coloured parasols danced and dipped like monstrous butterflies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

He is fond of being misunderstood. It gives him a post of vantage.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

Fool, nothing is impossible in Russia but reform.