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Oscar Wilde

1854-1900. Irish poet and dramatist.

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There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.

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

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I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

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Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

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Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.

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Morality is the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.

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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

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No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.

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Beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

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