Author: Oscar Wilde

Football is all very well a good game for rough girls, but not for delicate boys.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A pessimist is one who, when he has a choice of two evils, chooses both.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

The worst vice of the fanatic is his sincerity.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Expert: An ordinary man away from home giving advice.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A bad temper, like Mr. Whistler's paintings, should never be displayed in public.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

True friends stab you in the front.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A monstrous orchid.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

He [Bernard Shaw] hasn’t an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I often take exercise; why only yesterday I had breakfast in bed.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Don't tempt me, I can resist anything but temptation.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I understand that many newlyweds are vacationing here (Niagara Falls)… I suppose seeing the falls was their second biggest disappointment.

(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

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

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Time is waste of money.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

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

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

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