Why I simply adore Oscar Wilde

Few brilliant quotes by Oscar Wilde:

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There is only one thing in the world that is worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

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Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

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I have nothing to declare except my genius.

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

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Give me the luxuries and I can dispense the necessities.

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Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which is never advisable.

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I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked, and being really good all the time. This would be hypocrisy.

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

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It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

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If this is the way Queen Victoria treats her convicts she doesn’t deserve to have any.

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

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Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

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

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

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

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Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.

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Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.

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

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The greatest of all sins is stupidity.

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