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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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Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
      - [Memory]

Men become old, but they never become good.
      - [Aging]

Men of thoughts should have nothing to do with action.
      - [Thought]

Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not.
      - [Missionaries]

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we dislike.
      - [Morality]

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
      - [Memory]

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
      - [Thought]

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
      - [Common Sense]

No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime.
      - [Vulgarity]

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
      - [Wealth]

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
      - [Beauty]

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
      - [Calmness]

Nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude.
      - [Speech]

Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors live like married men.
      - [Bachelors]

Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.
      - [Intelligence]

One can always be kind to people one cares nothing about.
      - [Kindness]

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
      - [Learning]

One should play fairly when one has the winning cards.
      - [Cards]

One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.
      - [Life]

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
      - [Breakfast]

Only the shallow know themselves.
      - [Character]

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
      - [Soul]

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
      - [Imitation]

People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.
      - [Wisdom]

Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
      - [Philosophy]


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