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Oscar Wilde

1854-1900. Irish poet and dramatist.

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

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How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

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One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.

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The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.

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The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.

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The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

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One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.

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Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.

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