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. . . if one plays good music people don't listen,
and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
I like to do all the talking myself.
It saves time and prevents arguments.
The Remarkable Rocket - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything,
except what is worth knowing.
The Soul of Man Under Socialism - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
All authority is quite degrading.
It degrades those who exercise it,
and it degrades those over whom it is exercised.
The Soul of Man Under Socialism - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Starvation, and not sin, is the parent of modern crime. The Soul of Man Under Socialism - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Education is an admirable thing,
but it is well to remember that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The Critic as Artist - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong. The Critic as Artist - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Society often forgives the criminal;
it never forgives the dreamer.
The Critic as Artist - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read. The Critic as Artist - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Modern journalism, by giving us the opinions of the uneducated, keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. The Critic as Artist - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
There is no sin except stupidity. The Critic as Artist - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Religions die when they are proved to be true.
Science is the record of dead religions.
Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Give children beauty, not the record of bloody slaughters and barbarous brawls, as they call history, or of the latitude and longitude of places nobody cares to visit, as they call geography. A Lecture in America - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
The Soul of Man Under Socialism - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 

 
The old believe everything;
the middle-aged suspect everything;
the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young (1894)
 

 
I always pass on good advice.
It's the only thing to do with it.
It is never any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
An Ideal Husband (1895)
 

 
"Truth in matters of religion is simply the opinion that has survived." Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

 

 

 

 

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