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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.

Oscar Wilde


Nothing succeeds like success.

Oscar Wilde


Odets, where is thy sting?

Wilde Oscar


... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Wilde Oscar


So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of money?

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If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Wilde Oscar


I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

Wilde Oscar


You can never do just one thing.

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You get what you pay for.

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Man is the measure of all things.

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Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Wilde Oscar


Beggars should be no choosers.

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You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Wilde Oscar


Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

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The superfluous is very necessary.

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Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Wilde Oscar


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Wilde Oscar


And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Wilde Oscar


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If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Wilde Oscar


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Wilde Oscar


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

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A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Wilde Oscar


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Wilde Oscar


Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Wilde Oscar


"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Wilde Oscar


The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Wilde Oscar


Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Wilde Oscar


There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Wilde Oscar


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

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What we wish, that we readily believe.

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

Wilde Oscar


Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

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I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

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... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Wilde Oscar


I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Wilde Oscar


The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Wilde Oscar


What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Wilde Oscar





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