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OSCAR WILDE (OSCAR FINGAL O'FLAHERTIE WILLS WILDE)
Irish dramatist, poet and novelist, leader in esthetic movement
(1854 - 1900)
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Anyone can make history. Only a great man can write it.
      - [Greatness]

Argument's are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
      - [Argument]

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
      - [Argument]

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
      - [Art]

As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.
      - [Poverty]

Authority is quite degrading.
      - [Authority]

Bad artists always admire each others work.
      - [Artists]

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
      - [Marriage]

Biography lends to death a new terror.
      - [Biography]

By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
      - [Bachelors]

Charity creates a multitude of sins.
      - [Charity]

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.
      - [Love]

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
      - [Education]

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
      - [Experience]

Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich.
      - [Extravagance]

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
      - [Fashion]

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
      - [Resolution]

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
      - [Enemies]

He hasn't a single redeeming vice.
      - [Vice]

He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
      - [Silence]

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
      - [Romance]

His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be.
      - [Morality]

I am dying beyond my means.
      - [Death]

I am in a duel to the death with this wallpaper, one of us has got to go.
      - a month before he died on his bed [Death]

I am not young enough to know everything.
      - [Youth]


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