Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

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

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 work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

All art is quite useless.

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

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

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

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

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

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

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

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

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

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