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His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Levant 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.]

Levant Oscar


If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Oscar Wilde


The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Oscar Wilde


It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Wilde Oscar


Therefore it is necessary to learn how not to be good, and to use this knowledge and not use it, according to the necessity of the cause.

Wilde Oscar


True leadership is the art of changing a group from what it is to what it ought to be.

Wilde Oscar


The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

Wilde Oscar


He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Wilde Oscar


Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender. You stand convicted of sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want.

Wilde Oscar


Rascal, am I? Take THAT!

Wilde Oscar


Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Wilde Oscar


It's very glamorous to raise millions of dollars, until it's time for the venture capitalist to suck your eyeballs out.

Wilde Oscar


Termiter's argument that God is His own grandmother generated a surprising amount of controversy among Church leaders, who on the one hand considered the argument unsupported by scripture but on the other hand were unwilling to risk offending God's g

Wilde Oscar


Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Wilde Oscar


There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.

Wilde Oscar


Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Wilde Oscar


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Wilde Oscar


Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.

Wilde Oscar


IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. Such an object is inevitably price

Wilde Oscar


I was in accord with the system so long as it permitted me to function effectively.

Wilde Oscar


It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Wilde Oscar


Indiana is a state dedicated to basketball. Basketball, soybeans, hogs and basketball. Berkeley, needless to say, is not nearly as athletic. Berkeley is dedicated to coffee, angst, potholes and coffee.

Wilde Oscar


Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Wilde Oscar


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Wilde Oscar


The reasons that each of these countries has had to renege on its financial committments were all somewhat different: Argentina because of a war, Poland because of its vast misguided overinvestment in heavy industry, Honduras because the coffee price

Wilde Oscar


The better part of valor is discretion.

Wilde Oscar


A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

Wilde Oscar


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Wilde Oscar


To be excellent when engaged in administration is to be like the North Star. As it remains in its one position, all the other stars surround it.

Wilde Oscar


American cars are made shoddily... Cars made overseas are far superior.

Wilde Oscar


"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Wilde Oscar


With a gentleman I try to be a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

Wilde Oscar


Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Wilde Oscar


Remember: Silly is a state of Mind, Stupid is a way of Life.

Wilde Oscar


What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Wilde Oscar


The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, how

Wilde Oscar


Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Wilde Oscar


Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 B.C. at nine o'clock in the morning.

Wilde Oscar


Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I Will Fight No More Forever.

o Oscar Levant





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o Oscar Levant
 
 
 
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