With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized
Quote by Oscar Wilde
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of...
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when...
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of...
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose....
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
Charity creates a multitude of sins. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a...
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
Judges, like the criminal classes, have their lighter moments
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is...
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
There is no such thing as a good influence. Because to influence a person is...
You can have no influence over those for whom you have underlying contempt.
If a job's worth doing, it's too hard.