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Oscar Wilde

1854-1900. Irish poet and dramatist.

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

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Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

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The best way to make children good is to make them happy.

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When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.

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Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

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Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

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It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

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The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

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Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.

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