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Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Oscar Wilde


What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Oscar Wilde


There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Wilde Oscar


Imagine what we can imagine!

Wilde Oscar


A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Wilde Oscar


Necessity hath no law.

Wilde Oscar


The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Wilde Oscar


Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

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


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

Wilde Oscar


Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Wilde Oscar


"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Wilde Oscar


Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Wilde Oscar


Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Wilde Oscar


Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Wilde Oscar


All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Wilde Oscar


Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Wilde Oscar


I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Wilde Oscar


You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Wilde Oscar


I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Wilde Oscar


When in doubt, use brute force.

Wilde Oscar


The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Wilde Oscar


Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Wilde Oscar


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Wilde Oscar


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Wilde Oscar


We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Wilde Oscar


She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a

Wilde Oscar


"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Wilde Oscar


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Wilde Oscar


We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

Wilde Oscar


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Wilde Oscar


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Wilde Oscar


...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Wilde Oscar


Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

Wilde Oscar


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"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Wilde Oscar


Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Wilde Oscar


But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Wilde Oscar


[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Wilde Oscar





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