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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
by 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

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Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

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

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

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

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

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

 

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

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

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

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

Everything popular is wrong.
- 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 choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

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

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

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

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

Familiarity breeds consent.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- 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

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

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

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus


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