If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
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The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can...
Her love was trembling in laughter on her lips.
Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier...
My duty as a gentleman has never interfered with my pleasures in the smallest degree.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses...
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing
I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is...
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use...
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
The proper school to learn art is not life but art
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to...
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that...