Author: Oscar Wilde

Bad artists always admire each other’s work.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Frank Harris is invited to all of the great houses in England – once.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A mutual misunderstanding.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I like Wagner’s music better than anybody’s; it is so loud that one can talk the whole time without people hearing what one says.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I like to do all the talking myself; it saves time, and prevents arguments.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Be moderate in all things, including moderation.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I can resist everything except temptation.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Time is waste of money.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet
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