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The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Levant Oscar


"No job too big; no fee too big!"

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Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Oscar Wilde


Business will be either better or worse.

Oscar Wilde


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


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Wilde Oscar


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Wilde Oscar


A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Wilde Oscar


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Wilde Oscar


Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

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A witty saying proves nothing.

Wilde Oscar


Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Wilde Oscar


Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Wilde Oscar


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Wilde Oscar


Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Wilde Oscar


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Wilde Oscar


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Wilde Oscar


The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Wilde Oscar


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Wilde Oscar


What!? Me worry?

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


A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Wilde Oscar


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Wilde Oscar


It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Wilde Oscar


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Wilde Oscar


Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Wilde Oscar


Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Wilde Oscar


Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Wilde Oscar


I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, delve deep into the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In work, be competent. In action, be careful of your timing.

Wilde Oscar


"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Wilde Oscar


A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Wilde Oscar


There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Wilde Oscar


It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Wilde Oscar


Words have a longer life than deeds.

Wilde Oscar


My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Wilde Oscar


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Wilde Oscar


Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

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Time as he grows old teaches all things.

o Oscar Levant





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