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
A misanthrope I can understand - a womanthrope never
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She...can talk brillantly upon any subject provided she knows nothing about it.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live...
Men become old, but they never become good
History is merely gossip
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no...
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One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
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An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
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Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs...
Art is the most intense mode of invidualism that the world has known.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
The secret of life is in art.
One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you...
Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those...