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Irish playwright, Birth: 16-10-1854, Death: 30-11-1900 Oscar Wilde Quotes
Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

'No one is wholly bad; there is always a redeeming quality in everyone. Do not hastily condemn anyone, for all have had a history and all have potential.'
Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.
Oscar Wilde

Faith is like a sightless individual groping in an ebony chamber for a non-existent black feline and discovering it.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde

To exist is the most common thing in the world, whereas to thrive is the rarest.
Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
Oscar Wilde

Be authentic; no one else is you.
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
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Women are intended to be cherished, not deciphered.
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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
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Some bring gladness to any place they visit; others, everywhere they venture.
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.
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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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I am so intelligent that sometimes I can't comprehend a single remark of my own utterances.
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It's beauty that captures your attention. personality which captures your heart.
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It's allure that captures your attention. Character which captures your heart.
Selfishness is not living your life as you wish to live it. Selfishness is wanting others to live their lives as you wish them to.
Oscar Wilde

'Selfishness is not following your own desires, but instead demanding that others adhere to yours.'
Placerea este testul naturii, semnul ei aprobator.
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'Bucuria este examenul suveran al naturii, indiciul ei de aprobare.'
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
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If you wish to impart the truth, amuse them; otherwise they will dispatch you.
Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.
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Never adore anyone who views you as commonplace.
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.
Oscar Wilde

'My circle of companionship consists exclusively of creatives and those who have endured hardship: they understand the essence of life - beauty, grief - while all others are irrelevant.'
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
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We are the creators of our own misery, and we manifest this world into a living nightmare.
They've promised that dreams can come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.
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They have pledged that aspirations can be realized - but failed to point out that nightmares are also a form of dreaming.
The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?
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I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
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I have no desire to ascend to the afterlife. None of my acquaintances are present in the beyond.
People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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Folks may stumble countless times, but they become losers only when they start to point the finger at somebody else. Always pardon your adversaries; nothing enrages them more.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Oscar Wilde

There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.
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Opting to live life authentically rather than succumbing to an inauthentic lifestyle desired by society.
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
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Maintaining a state of authenticity is an arduous task.
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
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'Take a loan from a cynic; they won't anticipate repayment.'
Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.
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Do not be disheartened if your progeny disregard your guidance. Eventually they will pass it on to their own offspring.
Whenever one has anything unpleasant to say, one should always be quite candid.
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Be upfront when delivering unwelcome news.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
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'Between the sexes, there is no companionship conceivable. There exists ardor, animosity, veneration, affection, but no comradeship.'
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
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Learning from errors
In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.
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It is more beneficial to have experienced and been let down in love than to remain ignorant and always speculate.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
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We exist in a time when superfluous items are our sole requisites.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
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'The life of every individual is a winding road; past transgressions can be redeemed, and good deeds will be remembered.'
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
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What appears to us as painful tribulations are oftentimes hidden gifts.
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
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No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
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No amount of wealth can reclaim the past.
True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have.
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Real joy is not possessing all, but finding fulfillment in everything one has.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
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What can be expected of a woman to be content with a man who insists on treating her as an ordinary person?
Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.
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Savor life! Embrace the extraordinary that lies within you! Absorb all experiences. Seek out new thrills. Don't be intimidated by anything.
You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don't even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid
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A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?
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A tumbler of absinthe is as dreamlike as anything on earth. What divergence exists between a tumbler of absinthe and a sundown?
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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The majority of individuals are like reflections of others. Their ideas are borrowed from elsewhere, their lifestyles a copycat, their emotions a citation.
I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about.
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I relish discussing trivialities. It's the only subject I'm an expert in.
Lord Illingworth told me this morning that there was an orchid there as beautiful as the seven deadly sins.
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Lord Illingworth declared to me this morning that there was an orchid there as glorious as the seven cardinal sins.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
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Love will fly if held too lightly Love will die if held too tightly . . .
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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
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The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him.
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars.
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Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.
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Some people always know the price, but not the value
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A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
Oscar Wilde