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A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. ...
by Oscar Wilde

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

Related topics: Art

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

 

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

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Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing
for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
- Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

Familiarity breeds consent.
- Oscar Wilde

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.
- Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love.
That is the reason one should never marry.
- Oscar Wilde

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
- Oscar Wilde

A man's face is his autobiography.
A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
- Oscar Wilde

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing,
and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
- Oscar Wilde

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
- Oscar Wilde

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
- Oscar Wilde

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde

Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde

All women become like their mothers.
That is their tragedy.
No man does.
That's his.
- Oscar Wilde

All that I desire to point out is the general principle
that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
- Oscar Wilde

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
- Oscar Wilde

All art is quite useless.
- Oscar Wilde

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus


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