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Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Oscar Wilde


The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.

Oscar Wilde


One of my favorite jokes, a telling commentary on Jewish mothers' capacity to lay on guilt, involves the mother who gave her son two neckties on Chanuka. The boy hurried into his bedroom, ripped off the tie he was wearing, put on one of the ties his

Wilde Oscar


Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

Wilde Oscar


No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions. He had money as well.

Wilde Oscar


Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Wilde Oscar


Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

Wilde Oscar


What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.

Wilde Oscar


I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family p

Wilde Oscar


There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Wilde Oscar


She say, Miss Colie, You better hush. God might hear you. Let 'im hear me, I say. If he ever listened to poor colored women the world would be a different place, I can tell you.

Wilde Oscar


Nothing recedes like success.

Wilde Oscar


We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Wilde Oscar


Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

Wilde Oscar


Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Wilde Oscar


NAPOLEON: What shall we do with this soldier, Giuseppe? Everything he says is wrong. GIUSEPPE: Make him a general, Excellency, and then everything he says will be right.

Wilde Oscar


... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Wilde Oscar


"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."

Wilde Oscar


As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.

Wilde Oscar


Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Wilde Oscar


The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Wilde Oscar


Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Wilde Oscar


May you live in uninteresting times.

Wilde Oscar


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Wilde Oscar


In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable.

Wilde Oscar


I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Wilde Oscar


Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Wilde Oscar


When in doubt, tell the truth.

Wilde Oscar


Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Wilde Oscar


When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

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


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


I do desire we may be better strangers.

Wilde Oscar


Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty Often have a share in their misfortunes.

Wilde Oscar


Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Wilde Oscar


Serfs up!

Wilde Oscar


The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Wilde Oscar





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