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"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."

Oscar Wilde


Once, I read that a man be never stronger than when he truly realizes how weak he is.

Oscar Wilde


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Wilde Oscar


In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

Wilde Oscar


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Wilde Oscar


Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ances

Wilde Oscar


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Wilde Oscar


Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Wilde Oscar


Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Wilde Oscar


Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Wilde Oscar


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Wilde Oscar


The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

Wilde Oscar


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Wilde Oscar


If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Wilde Oscar


"Ubi non accusator, ibi non judex." (Where there is no police, there is no speed limit.)

Wilde Oscar


With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter.

Wilde Oscar


Practice is the best of all instructors.

Wilde Oscar


Something's rotten in the state of Denmark.

Wilde Oscar


If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Wilde Oscar


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Wilde Oscar


Indiana is a state dedicated to basketball. Basketball, soybeans, hogs and basketball. Berkeley, needless to say, is not nearly as athletic. Berkeley is dedicated to coffee, angst, potholes and coffee.

Wilde Oscar


A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

Wilde Oscar


Dianetics is a milestone for man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch.

Wilde Oscar


The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Wilde Oscar


The hater of property and of government takes care to have his warranty deed recorded, and the book written against fame and learning has the author's name on the title page.

Wilde Oscar


The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Wilde Oscar


As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

Wilde Oscar


If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Wilde Oscar


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Wilde Oscar


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Wilde Oscar


Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Wilde Oscar


If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it's still a foolish thing.

Wilde Oscar


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Wilde Oscar


Politics makes strange bedfellows, and journalism makes strange politics.

Wilde Oscar


I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Wilde Oscar


Fear is the greatest salesman.

Wilde Oscar


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Wilde Oscar


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Wilde Oscar


Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Wilde Oscar





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