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Oscar Wilde

1854-1900. Irish poet and dramatist.

Books by Oscar Wilde

Work is a refuge of people who have nothing better to do.

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The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.

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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

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Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

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It's absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

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She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.

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Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.

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Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

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