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All Quotes by author - Oscar Wilde
" A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author. "
" 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. "
" A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. "
" Alas, I am dying beyond my means. "
" A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. "
" All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital. "
" All art is quite useless. "
" All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. "
" All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. "
" Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. "
" A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. "
" A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. "
" A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. "
" A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. "
" Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. "
" Ambition is the last refuge of the failure. "
" America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. "
" America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. "
" An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. "
" An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. "
" Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. "
" A poet can survive everything but a misprint. "
" Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion. "
" Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing. "
" Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. "
" Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. "
" Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire. "
" Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. "
" As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied. "
" 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. "
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