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Oscar Wilde

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Biography : Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
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One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation."
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He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
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The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it."
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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."
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The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties."
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The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself."
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I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy."
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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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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."
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There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about."
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Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes."
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There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else."
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Success is a science if you have the conditions, you get the result."
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The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates."
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It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."
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Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."
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To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect."
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The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
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