Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde - quotes continued

It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.

The English mind is always in a rage.

But beauty, real beauty, ends where intellectual expression begins.

...I live in terror of not being understood.

I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that I sometimes don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.

The British public are really not equal to the mental strain of having more than one topic every three months.

No one cares about distant relatives anymore. They went out of fashion years ago.

It is a very dangerous thing to know one's friends.

Anyone can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friends success.

Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces, and always prevent us from carrying them out.

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men are. That is the difference between the two sexes.

Men become old, but they never become good.

He had gone on the Stock Exchange for six months; but what was a butterfly to do among bulls and bears.

For myself, the only immortality I desire is to invent a new sauce.

Industry is the root of all ugliness.

It is the Philistine who seeks to estimate a personality by the vulgar test of production.

Let me say to you now that to do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult thing and the most intellectual.

One must have some occupation nowadays. If I hadn't my debts I shouldn't have anything to think about.

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