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If you want divine justice, die.

Oscar Wilde


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.

Oscar Wilde


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Wilde Oscar


An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Wilde Oscar


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Wilde Oscar


Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Wilde Oscar


For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Wilde Oscar


Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Wilde Oscar


If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Wilde Oscar


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Wilde Oscar


Nothing endures but change.

Wilde Oscar


Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Wilde Oscar


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Wilde Oscar


The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Wilde Oscar


Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Wilde Oscar


Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Wilde Oscar


The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Wilde Oscar


You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

Wilde Oscar


None love the bearer of bad news.

Wilde Oscar


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Wilde Oscar


Why be a man when you can be a success?

Wilde Oscar


A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Wilde Oscar


All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Wilde Oscar


Innovation is hard to schedule.

Wilde Oscar


I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Wilde Oscar


When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Wilde Oscar


Set the cart before the horse.

Wilde Oscar


Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Wilde Oscar


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Wilde Oscar


Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Wilde Oscar


May you live in uninteresting times.

Wilde Oscar


Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Wilde Oscar


Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Wilde Oscar


Go away, I'm all right.

Wilde Oscar


All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Wilde Oscar


God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Wilde Oscar


When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Wilde Oscar


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Wilde Oscar


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Wilde Oscar





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