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Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Oscar Wilde


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Oscar Wilde


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Wilde Oscar


Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Wilde Oscar


Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Wilde Oscar


Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting.

Wilde Oscar


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Wilde Oscar


"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Wilde Oscar


God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

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


[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

Wilde Oscar


The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Wilde Oscar


Too much of everything is just enough.

Wilde Oscar


"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Wilde Oscar


A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Wilde Oscar


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Wilde Oscar


Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Wilde Oscar


Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Wilde Oscar


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Wilde Oscar


I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

Wilde Oscar


'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Wilde Oscar


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Wilde Oscar


I will make you shorter by the head.

Wilde Oscar


Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Wilde Oscar


It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

Wilde Oscar


The only cultural advantage LA has over NY is that you can make a right turn on a red light.

Wilde Oscar


You get what you pay for.

Wilde Oscar


The most common given name in the world is Mohammad; the most common family name in the world is Chang. Can you imagine the enormous number of people in the world named Mohammad Chang?

Wilde Oscar


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Wilde Oscar


Events are not affected, they develop.

Wilde Oscar


It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Wilde Oscar


Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Wilde Oscar


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Wilde Oscar


If God is One, what is bad?

Wilde Oscar


Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Wilde Oscar


Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Wilde Oscar


Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Wilde Oscar





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