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If you want to be

If you want to be a doormat you have to lay yourself down first.
– Oscar Wilde

Be yourself everyone else is

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
– Oscar Wilde

After a good dinner one

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
– Oscar Wilde

It is what you read

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

– Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing

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

– Oscar Wilde

Romantic art deals with the

Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting.

– Oscar Wilde

Deceiving others That is what

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

– Oscar Wilde

If you are not too

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

– Oscar Wilde

Everybody who is incapable of

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

– Oscar Wilde

Beauty is the only thing

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Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

– Oscar Wilde

There is something terribly morbid

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There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.

– Oscar Wilde

Never marry at all Dorian

“Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.”

– Oscar Wilde

A thing is not necessarily

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

– Oscar Wilde

Crying is for plain women

“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”

– Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of

“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious”

– Oscar Wilde

As long as a woman

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.

– Oscar Wilde

A man’s face is his

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

– Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

– Oscar Wilde

It is only shallow people

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.

– Oscar Wilde

To get back my youth

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

– Oscar Wilde