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
To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
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A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he...
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go
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The secret of life is in art.
Anybody can write a three-volume novel. It merely requires a complete ignorance of both life...
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct:...
Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier...
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism,...
It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner...
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Ask God for forgiveness, and leave your regrets in the past!
The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or...