An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with...
Nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action
Authority is quite degrading
Simplicity is Beauty and Beauty is simplicity, nothing more, nothing less.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life
People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run...
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that...
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the...
All art is quite useless.
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment...
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we...
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry,...
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start...
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the...
Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it.
May I govern my passion with absolute sway, And grow wiser and better as my...