A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
A misanthrope I can understand - a womanthrope never
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived
In the wild struggle for existance, we want to have something that endures, and so...
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever,...
Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take...
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair...
I have nothing to declare except my genuis.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of...
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use...
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.