Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life;...
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its...
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.
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In marriage, as in war, it is permitted to take every advantage of the enemy.
While to the claims of charity a man may yield and yet be free, to...
Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob
I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a...
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when...
Biography lends to death a new terror.
My duty as a gentleman has never interfered with my pleasures in the smallest degree.
Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier...
Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life.
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for...
Hot tubs are like relationships! They're almost too hott when you first get in, then...