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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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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.
      - [Dreams]

A kiss may ruin a human life.
      - [Kisses]

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
      - [Happiness]

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
      - [Thinking]

A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.
      - [Morality]

A man who pays his bills on time is soon forgotten.
      - [Debt]

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
      - [Poets]

A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
      - [Sentiment]

A true friend stabs you in the front.
      - [Friends]

A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.
      - [Flirtation]

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
      - [Art]

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
      - [Dinner : Forgiveness]

Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
      - his last words [Last Words]

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
      - as he sipped champagne on his deathbed
        [Death]

All art is quite useless.
      - [Art]

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
      - [Poetry]

All great ideas are dangerous.
      - [Ideas]

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
      - [Forgiveness]

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
      - [Ambition]

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.
      - [America]

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
      - [America]

An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
      - [Youth]

And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed.
      - [Listening]

Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.
      - [Right]

Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.
      - [History]


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