Thursday, 30 August 2012

Time For Anne Frank Quotes

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank

"No one has ever become poor by giving." Anne Frank

"Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction." Anne Frank

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." Anne Frank

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too." Anne Frank

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." Anne Frank

"I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out." Anne Frank

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." Anne Frank

"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains." Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes
Anne Frank pictured in May 1942

Annelies "Anne" Marie Frank ( 12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt am Main in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941 when Nazi Germany passed the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the year the Nazis gained control over Germany. By the beginning of 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of Anne's father, Otto Frank's, office building. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both died of typhus in March 1945.
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"I live in a crazy time." Anne Frank

"Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls." Anne Frank

"Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?" Anne Frank

"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." Anne Frank

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains." Anne Frank Quotes

Monday, 27 August 2012

Time For Pablo Picasso Quotes

"You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea." Pablo Picasso

"He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law." Pablo Picasso

"Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima." Pablo Picasso

"The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face." Pablo Picasso

"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?" Pablo Picasso

"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them." Pablo Picasso

"Sculpture is the art of the intelligence." Pablo Picasso

"If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur." Pablo Picasso

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso

"I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!" Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Quotes
Pablo Picasso in 1962

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso ( 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are commonly regarded as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics.
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"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth." Pablo Picasso

"Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create." Pablo Picasso

"The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima." Pablo Picasso

"Give me a museum and I'll fill it." Pablo Picasso

"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?" Pablo Picasso

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." Pablo Picasso

"When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it." Pablo Picasso

"The hidden harmony is better than the obvious." Pablo Picasso

"Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock." Pablo Picasso

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." Pablo Picasso

"I do not seek. I find." Pablo Picasso

"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal." Pablo Picasso

"One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail." Pablo Picasso

"Everything you can imagine is real." Pablo Picasso

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." Pablo Picasso

"It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction." Pablo Picasso

"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else." Pablo Picasso

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." Pablo Picasso

"Action is the foundational key to all success." Pablo Picasso

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Pablo Picasso

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." Pablo Picasso

"To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved." Pablo Picasso

"The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is." Pablo Picasso

"Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting." Pablo Picasso

"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents." Pablo Picasso

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." Pablo Picasso

"They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better." Pablo Picasso

"Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar." Pablo Picasso

"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary." Pablo Picasso

"We don't grow older, we grow riper." Pablo Picasso

"One must act in painting as in life, directly." Pablo Picasso

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." Pablo Picasso

"The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense." Pablo Picasso

"If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme." Pablo Picasso

"Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?" Pablo Picasso

"It takes a long time to become young." Pablo Picasso

"If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes." Pablo Picasso

"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money." Pablo Picasso

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." Pablo Picasso

"To draw you must close your eyes and sing." Pablo Picasso

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." Pablo Picasso

"There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats." Pablo Picasso

"You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer." Pablo Picasso

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions." Pablo Picasso

"To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic." Pablo Picasso

"Youth has no age." Pablo Picasso

"The people who make art their business are mostly imposters." Pablo Picasso

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." Pablo Picasso

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life." Pablo Picasso

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." Pablo Picasso

"An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought." Pablo Picasso

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth." Pablo Picasso

"Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?" Pablo Picasso

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Time For Molière Quotes

"It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found." Molière

"Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place." Molière

"I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me." Molière

"It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do." Molière

"Love is often the fruit of marriage." Molière

"People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything." Molière

"We die only once, and for such a long time." Molière

"He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure." Molière

"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit." Molière

"Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same." Molière

Molière Quotes
Portrait of Molière by Pierre Mignard

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, ( baptised January 15, 1622 – February 17, 1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known works are Le Misanthrope (The Misanthrope), L'École des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare (The Miser), Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman).

Born into a prosperous family and having studied at the Collège de Clermont (now Lycée Louis-le-Grand), Molière was well suited to begin a life in the theatre. Thirteen years as an itinerant actor helped him polish his comic abilities while he began writing, combining Commedia dell'arte elements with the more refined French comedy.
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"Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows." Molière

"It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right." Molière

"The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them." Molière

"A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool." Molière

"There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage." Molière

"All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose." Molière

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." Molière

"Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety." Molière

"Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing." Molière

"A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house." Molière

"One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others." Molière

"There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live." Molière

"Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money." Molière

"If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless." Molière

"As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt." Molière

"Grammar, which knows how to control even kings." Molière

"Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive." Molière

"Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion." Molière

"People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous." Molière

"The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself." Molière

"Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty." Molière

"It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all." Molière

"Reason is not what decides love." Molière

"I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue." Molière

"I have the knack of easing scruples." Molière

"There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket." Molière

"If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well." Molière

"Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error." Molière

"Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two." Molière

"I live on good soup, not on fine words." Molière

"Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts." Molière

"Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood." Molière

"I feed on good soup, not beautiful language." Molière

"True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise." Molière

"It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh." Molière

"To marry a fool is to be no fool." Molière

"If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble." Molière

"I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper." Molière

"It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love." Molière

"One should eat to live, not live to eat." Molière

"Books and marriage go ill together." Molière

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Time For T. S. Eliot Quotes

"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing." T. S. Eliot

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." T. S. Eliot

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T. S. Eliot

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust." T. S. Eliot

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." T. S. Eliot

"The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours." T. S. Eliot

"Home is where one starts from." T. S. Eliot

"The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it." T. S. Eliot

"It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them." T. S. Eliot

"We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion." T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot Quotes
T. S. Eliot, 1934

Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was a publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century." Although he was born an American, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39.

The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock—started in 1910 and published in Chicago in 1915—is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement, and was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.
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"Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought." T. S. Eliot

"It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves." T. S. Eliot

"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T. S. Eliot

"April is the cruellest month." T. S. Eliot

"This love is silent." T. S. Eliot

"Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same." T. S. Eliot

"Where there is no temple there shall be no homes." T. S. Eliot

"The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible." T. S. Eliot

"Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly." T. S. Eliot

"So the lover must struggle for words." T. S. Eliot

"The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious." T. S. Eliot

"Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." T. S. Eliot

"If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" T. S. Eliot

"Business today consists in persuading crowds." T. S. Eliot

"You are the music while the music lasts." T. S. Eliot

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper." T. S. Eliot

"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know." T. S. Eliot

"Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature." T. S. Eliot

"I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different." T. S. Eliot

"In my beginning is my end." T. S. Eliot

"The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living." T. S. Eliot

"People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events." T. S. Eliot

"There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled." T. S. Eliot

"Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?" T. S. Eliot

"There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him." T. S. Eliot

"Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative." T. S. Eliot

"So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing." T. S. Eliot

"The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first." T. S. Eliot

"The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." T. S. Eliot

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity." T. S. Eliot

"The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason." T. S. Eliot

"Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to." T. S. Eliot

"There is no method but to be very intelligent." T. S. Eliot

"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." T. S. Eliot

"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." T. S. Eliot

"I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics." T. S. Eliot

"My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down." T. S. Eliot

Friday, 24 August 2012

Time For Charles Dickens Quotes

"The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself." Charles Dickens

"If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers." Charles Dickens

"Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine." Charles Dickens

"A boy's story is the best that is ever told." Charles Dickens

"It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away." Charles Dickens

"He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two." Charles Dickens

"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature." Charles Dickens

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom." Charles Dickens

"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again." Charles Dickens

"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly." Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Quotes
Charles John Huffam Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public.

Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens left school to work in a factory after his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Though he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. He edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.
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"Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs." Charles Dickens

"There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart." Charles Dickens

"Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine." Charles Dickens

"There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth." Charles Dickens

"The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother." Charles Dickens

"There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." Charles Dickens

"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self." Charles Dickens

"Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that." Charles Dickens

"Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door." Charles Dickens

"Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire." Charles Dickens

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. Charles Dickens Quotes

"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated." Charles Dickens

"We are so very 'umble." Charles Dickens

"The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you." Charles Dickens

"The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none." Charles Dickens

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Charles Dickens

"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk." Charles Dickens

"We forge the chains we wear in life." Charles Dickens

"Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay." Charles Dickens

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." Charles Dickens

"This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in." Charles Dickens

"It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained." Charles Dickens

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast." Charles Dickens

"Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips." Charles Dickens

"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free." Charles Dickens

"Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence." Charles Dickens

"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons." Charles Dickens

"You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation." Charles Dickens

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." Charles Dickens

"Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse." Charles Dickens

"He would make a lovely corpse." Charles Dickens

"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself." Charles Dickens

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts." Charles Dickens

"It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations." Charles Dickens

"'Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby." Charles Dickens

"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew." Charles Dickens

"Life is made of ever so many partings welded together." Charles Dickens

"Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!" Charles Dickens

Friday, 17 August 2012

Time For William Shakespeare Quotes

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." William Shakespeare

"In time we hate that which we often fear." William Shakespeare

"Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge." William Shakespeare

"I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one." William Shakespeare

"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" William Shakespeare

"Words without thoughts never to heaven go." William Shakespeare

"Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones." William Shakespeare

"Having nothing, nothing can he lose." William Shakespeare

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." William Shakespeare

"Death is a fearful thing." William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes
The Chandos portrait, artist and authenticity unconfirmed. National Portrait Gallery, London.

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.
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"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions." William Shakespeare

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." William Shakespeare

"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy." William Shakespeare

"Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." William Shakespeare

"O, had I but followed the arts!" William Shakespeare

"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me." William Shakespeare

"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." William Shakespeare

"Time and the hour run through the roughest day." William Shakespeare

"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words." William Shakespeare

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. William Shakespeare Quotes

"Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes." William Shakespeare

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact." William Shakespeare

"Farewell, fair cruelty." William Shakespeare

"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind." William Shakespeare

"If you have tears, prepare to shed them now." William Shakespeare

"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs." William Shakespeare

"For my part, it was Greek to me." William Shakespeare

"I like not fair terms and a villain's mind." William Shakespeare

"It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions." William Shakespeare

"He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer." William Shakespeare

"Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them." William Shakespeare

"Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!" William Shakespeare

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." William Shakespeare

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." William Shakespeare

"O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!" William Shakespeare

"I dote on his very absence." William Shakespeare

"As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him." William Shakespeare

"Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know." William Shakespeare

"He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural." William Shakespeare

"Lawless are they that make their wills their law." William Shakespeare

"To do a great right do a little wrong." William Shakespeare

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." William Shakespeare

"I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man." William Shakespeare

"O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil." William Shakespeare

"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." William Shakespeare

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." William Shakespeare

"Pleasure and action make the hours seem short." William Shakespeare

"Let no such man be trusted." William Shakespeare

"Give thy thoughts no tongue." William Shakespeare

"For I can raise no money by vile means." William Shakespeare

"The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it." William Shakespeare

"O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention." William Shakespeare

"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me." William Shakespeare

"How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." William Shakespeare

"Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better." William Shakespeare

"Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end." William Shakespeare

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." William Shakespeare

"This above all; to thine own self be true." William Shakespeare

"Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life." William Shakespeare

"The golden age is before us, not behind us." William Shakespeare

"Brevity is the soul of wit." William Shakespeare

"I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!" William Shakespeare

"'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of." William Shakespeare

"Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart." William Shakespeare

"'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after." William Shakespeare

"Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time." William Shakespeare

"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream." William Shakespeare

"But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes." William Shakespeare

"Boldness be my friend." William Shakespeare

"Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct." William Shakespeare

"Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything." William Shakespeare

"I say there is no darkness but ignorance." William Shakespeare

"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff." William Shakespeare

"Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness." William Shakespeare

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." William Shakespeare

"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief." William Shakespeare

"Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds." William Shakespeare

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." William Shakespeare

"Suit the action to the word, the word to the action." William Shakespeare

"Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!" William Shakespeare

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." William Shakespeare

"He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike." William Shakespeare

"Parting is such sweet sorrow." William Shakespeare

"Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man." William Shakespeare

"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage." William Shakespeare

"Listen to many, speak to a few." William Shakespeare

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." William Shakespeare

"Expectation is the root of all heartache." William Shakespeare

"If music be the food of love, play on." William Shakespeare

"A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser." William Shakespeare

"I bear a charmed life." William Shakespeare

"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport." William Shakespeare

"If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul." William Shakespeare

"I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart." William Shakespeare

"In a false quarrel there is no true valor." William Shakespeare

"'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems." William Shakespeare

"Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast." William Shakespeare

"I was adored once too." William Shakespeare

"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds." William Shakespeare

"Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains." William Shakespeare

"It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood." William Shakespeare

"There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face." William Shakespeare

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." William Shakespeare

"Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head." William Shakespeare

"Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?" William Shakespeare

"Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above." William Shakespeare

"Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue." William Shakespeare

"Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise." William Shakespeare

"Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful." William Shakespeare

"Speak low, if you speak love." William Shakespeare

"And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse." William Shakespeare

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." William Shakespeare

"The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns." William Shakespeare

"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." William Shakespeare

"No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing." William Shakespeare

"Desire of having is the sin of covetousness." William Shakespeare

"I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire." William Shakespeare

"Poor and content is rich, and rich enough." William Shakespeare

"Nothing can come of nothing." William Shakespeare

"I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion." William Shakespeare

"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered." William Shakespeare

"Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him." William Shakespeare

"By that sin fell the angels." William Shakespeare

"Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?" William Shakespeare

"What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind." William Shakespeare

"Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment." William Shakespeare

"The attempt and not the deed confounds us." William Shakespeare

"There's place and means for every man alive." William Shakespeare

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." William Shakespeare

"'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall." William Shakespeare

"When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain." William Shakespeare

"O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!" William Shakespeare

"A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age." William Shakespeare

"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving." William Shakespeare

"What's done can't be undone." William Shakespeare

"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice." William Shakespeare

"We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone." William Shakespeare

"Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair." William Shakespeare

"They say miracles are past. - William Shakespeare

"Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent." William Shakespeare

"What is past is prologue." William Shakespeare

"O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!" William Shakespeare

"There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass." William Shakespeare

"Love is too young to know what conscience is." William Shakespeare

"Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt." William Shakespeare

"Women may fall when there's no strength in men." William Shakespeare

"But men are men; the best sometimes forget." William Shakespeare

"Such as we are made of, such we be." William Shakespeare

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks." William Shakespeare

"He that is giddy thinks the world turns round." William Shakespeare

"An overflow of good converts to bad." William Shakespeare

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" William Shakespeare

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be." William Shakespeare

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." William Shakespeare

"False face must hide what the false heart doth know." William Shakespeare

"So foul and fair a day I have not seen." William Shakespeare

"Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me." William Shakespeare

"The empty vessel makes the loudest sound." William Shakespeare

"The course of true love never did run smooth." William Shakespeare

"There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting." William Shakespeare

"Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear." William Shakespeare

"Now is the winter of our discontent." William Shakespeare

"O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!" William Shakespeare

"Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?" William Shakespeare

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late." William Shakespeare

"Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes." William Shakespeare

"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself." William Shakespeare

"Men shut their doors against a setting sun." William Shakespeare

"I am not bound to please thee with my answer." William Shakespeare

"There's many a man has more hair than wit." William Shakespeare

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." William Shakespeare

"The wheel is come full circle." William Shakespeare

"Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing." William Shakespeare

"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." William Shakespeare

"The valiant never taste of death but once." William Shakespeare

"How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!" William Shakespeare

"Men's vows are women's traitors!" William Shakespeare

"Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear." William Shakespeare

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." William Shakespeare

"The love of heaven makes one heavenly." William Shakespeare

"I will praise any man that will praise me." William Shakespeare

"There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them." William Shakespeare

"They do not love that do not show their love." William Shakespeare

"How well he's read, to reason against reading!" William Shakespeare

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." William Shakespeare

"When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." William Shakespeare

"The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired." William Shakespeare

"Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove." William Shakespeare

"My pride fell with my fortunes." William Shakespeare

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." William Shakespeare

"To be, or not to be: that is the question." William Shakespeare

"There is no darkness but ignorance." William Shakespeare

"God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another." William Shakespeare

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Time For Oscar Wilde Quotes

"Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching." Oscar Wilde

"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." Oscar Wilde

"Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing." Oscar Wilde

"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything." Oscar Wilde

"When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers." Oscar Wilde

"I can resist everything except temptation." Oscar Wilde

"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one." Oscar Wilde

"The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray." Oscar Wilde

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

"Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities." Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes
Photograph taken in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States of America and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde had become one of the most well-known personalities of his day.
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"Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there." Oscar Wilde

"The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable." Oscar Wilde

"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Oscar Wilde

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live." Oscar Wilde

"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance." Oscar Wilde

"If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized." Oscar Wilde

"One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation." Oscar Wilde

"Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement." Oscar Wilde

"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating." Oscar Wilde

"Why was I born with such contemporaries?" Oscar Wilde

"Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds." Oscar Wilde

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame." Oscar Wilde

"This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last." Oscar Wilde

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde

"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." Oscar Wilde

"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul." Oscar Wilde

"Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life." Oscar Wilde

"Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Oscar Wilde

"The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself." Oscar Wilde

"I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world." Oscar Wilde

"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist." Oscar Wilde

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." Oscar Wilde

"Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals." Oscar Wilde

"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious." Oscar Wilde

"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means." Oscar Wilde

"Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away." Oscar Wilde

"No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly." Oscar Wilde

"Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion." Oscar Wilde

"When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her." Oscar Wilde

"Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable." Oscar Wilde

"It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information." Oscar Wilde

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." Oscar Wilde

"Nothing is so aggravating than calmness." Oscar Wilde

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

"The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life." Oscar Wilde

"The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast." Oscar Wilde

"One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." Oscar Wilde

"In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane." Oscar Wilde

"Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat." Oscar Wilde

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability." Oscar Wilde

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." Oscar Wilde

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror." Oscar Wilde

"There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad." Oscar Wilde

"Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are." Oscar Wilde

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter." Oscar Wilde

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

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." Oscar Wilde

"If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk." 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

"There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose." Oscar Wilde

"One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be." Oscar Wilde

"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies." Oscar Wilde

"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead." Oscar Wilde

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life." Oscar Wilde

"No man is rich enough to buy back his past." Oscar Wilde

"Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us." Oscar Wilde

"Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected." Oscar Wilde

"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." Oscar Wilde

"Illusion is the first of all pleasures." Oscar Wilde

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." Oscar Wilde

"The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world." Oscar Wilde

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." Oscar Wilde

"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow." Oscar Wilde

"Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty." Oscar Wilde

"Only the shallow know themselves." Oscar Wilde

"There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies." Oscar Wilde

"While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance." Oscar Wilde

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling." Oscar Wilde

"As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied." Oscar Wilde

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." Oscar Wilde

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." Oscar Wilde

"I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." Oscar Wilde

"I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything." Oscar Wilde

"The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you." Oscar Wilde

"Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them." Oscar Wilde

"It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes." Oscar Wilde

"There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up." Oscar Wilde

"One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry." Oscar Wilde

"It is always the unreadable that occurs." Oscar Wilde

"I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy." Oscar Wilde

"The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it." Oscar Wilde

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." Oscar Wilde

"True friends stab you in the front." Oscar Wilde

"Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike." Oscar Wilde

"Women are made to be loved, not understood." Oscar Wilde

"I have nothing to declare except my genuis." Oscar Wilde

"I am not young enough to know everything." Oscar Wilde

"Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship." Oscar Wilde

"If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world." Oscar Wilde

"Everything popular is wrong." Oscar Wilde

"Ambition is the last refuge of the failure." Oscar Wilde

"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." Oscar Wilde

"Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes." Oscar Wilde

"Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed." Oscar Wilde

"The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius." Oscar Wilde

"A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction." Oscar Wilde

"Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative." Oscar Wilde

"The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates." Oscar Wilde

"An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him." Oscar Wilde

"One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards." Oscar Wilde

"I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself." Oscar Wilde

"Who, being loved, is poor?" Oscar Wilde

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." Oscar Wilde

"Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives." Oscar Wilde

"Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects." Oscar Wilde

"In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever." Oscar Wilde

"One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged." Oscar Wilde

"There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about." Oscar Wilde

"The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic." Oscar Wilde

"In married life three is company and two none." Oscar Wilde

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." Oscar Wilde

"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde

"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament." Oscar Wilde

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written." Oscar Wilde

"Hatred is blind, as well as love." Oscar Wilde

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation." Oscar Wilde

"Biography lends to death a new terror." Oscar Wilde

"Alas, I am dying beyond my means." Oscar Wilde

"A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her." Oscar Wilde

"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." Oscar Wilde

"Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about." Oscar Wilde

"It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art." Oscar Wilde

"A poet can survive everything but a misprint." Oscar Wilde

"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong." Oscar Wilde

"I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly." Oscar Wilde

"The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read." Oscar Wilde

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." Oscar Wilde

"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result." Oscar Wilde

"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." Oscar Wilde

"It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned." Oscar Wilde

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community." Oscar Wilde

"A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally." Oscar Wilde

"Charity creates a multitude of sins." Oscar Wilde

"If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life." Oscar Wilde

"No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating." Oscar Wilde

"How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive." Oscar Wilde

"A man who does not think for himself does not think at all." Oscar Wilde

"There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about." Oscar Wilde

"There is no sin except stupidity." Oscar Wilde

"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal." Oscar Wilde

"To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect." Oscar Wilde

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." Oscar Wilde

"There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us." Oscar Wilde

"Those whom the gods love grow young." Oscar Wilde

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people." Oscar Wilde

"The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves." Oscar Wilde

"Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing." Oscar Wilde

"Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm." Oscar Wilde

"In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin." Oscar Wilde

"It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection." Oscar Wilde

"When good Americans die they go to Paris." Oscar Wilde

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple." Oscar Wilde

"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." Oscar Wilde

"The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties." Oscar Wilde

"All art is quite useless." Oscar Wilde

"There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love." Oscar Wilde

"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible." Oscar Wilde

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." Oscar Wilde

"Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both." Oscar Wilde

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." Oscar Wilde

"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance." 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