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Oscar Wilde

1854-1900. Irish poet and dramatist.

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I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.

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Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

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It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.

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There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.

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Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact.

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One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

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I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.

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What is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?

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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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If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

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