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What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Oscar Wilde


Words have a longer life than deeds.

Oscar Wilde


It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Wilde Oscar


An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Wilde Oscar


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Wilde Oscar


Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Wilde Oscar


The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Wilde Oscar


A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.

Wilde Oscar


Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Wilde Oscar


What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Wilde Oscar


If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Wilde Oscar


Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Wilde Oscar


The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Wilde Oscar


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Wilde Oscar


Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Wilde Oscar


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Wilde Oscar


If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Wilde Oscar


The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Wilde Oscar


Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Wilde Oscar


Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Wilde Oscar


If God is One, what is bad?

Wilde Oscar


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Wilde Oscar


He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Wilde Oscar


The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Wilde Oscar


A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Wilde Oscar


"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Wilde Oscar


Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Wilde Oscar


You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Wilde Oscar


There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Wilde Oscar


Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Wilde Oscar


The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Wilde Oscar


Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Wilde Oscar


Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


I'll turn over a new leaf.

Wilde Oscar


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Wilde Oscar


The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Wilde Oscar


No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Wilde Oscar


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Wilde Oscar





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What we do not understand we do not possess.
Goethe

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