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Oscar Wilde

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Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
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When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment."
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter."
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."
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A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
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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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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."
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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

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Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."
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Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely, if ever, do they forgive them."
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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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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Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."
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I am always astonishing myself. It is the only thing that makes life worth living."
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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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I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
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This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last."
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