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The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
Oscar Wilde
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde
When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it. 
Oscar Wilde
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Oscar Wilde
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. 
Oscar Wilde
One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Oscar Wilde
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught
Oscar Wilde
Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.
Oscar Wilde
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Oscar Wilde
Beauty is a form of genius – is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
Oscar Wilde
One's past is what one is.
Oscar Wilde
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
Oscar Wilde
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde
Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment. 
Oscar Wilde
The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
Oscar Wilde
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the results.
Oscar Wilde
What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.
Oscar Wilde
The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered.
Oscar Wilde
To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
Oscar Wilde
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Oscar Wilde
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.
Oscar Wilde
Sometimes it takes courage to give into temptation.
Oscar Wilde
One can live for years sometimes without living at all, 
and then all life comes crowding into one single hour 
Oscar Wilde
Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous. 
Oscar Wilde
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
Oscar Wilde
Nature, whose sweet rains fall of just and unjust alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undetected. She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole. 
Oscar Wilde
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
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 richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Oscar Wilde
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 richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Oscar Wilde
It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.
Oscar Wilde
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Oscar Wilde
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Oscar Wilde
All women become like their mothers.  That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That's his. 
Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Biography
Born: October 16, 1854
Died: November 30, 1900

Oscar Wilde was an great Irish writer and poet. He gained immense popularity in London during the late 19th century for his playwrights.
 
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