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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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There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
      - [Blame]

There is much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
      - [Journalism]

There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.
      - [Books]

Those who are faithless know the pleasures of love; it is the faithful who know love's tragedies.
      - [Faithfulness]

Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.
      - [Leaders]

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
      - [Normalcy]

To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
      - [Idleness]

To get back one's youth one has merely to repeat one's follies.
      - [Youth]

To get into the best society nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people.
      - [Society]

To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.
      - [Self-love]

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
      - [Self-love]

To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.
      - [Art]

To toil for a hard master is bitter, but to have no master to toil for is more bitter still.
      - [Toil]

Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
      - [Truth]

Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.
      - [Marriage]

Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
      - [Vulgarity]

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
      - [Goals]

We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.
      - [Growth]

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
      - [Love]

When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.
      - [Wrong]

When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
      - [Vulgarity]

When the gods choose to punish us, they merely answer our prayers.
      - [Prayer]

When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
      - [Happiness]

While to the claims of charity a man may yield and yet be free, to the claims of conformity no man may yield and remain free at all.
      - [Conformity]

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
      - [Wickedness]


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