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May 4th, 2020 · No Comments

“Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 2nd, 2020 · No Comments

“It is the growth of the moral sense in women that makes marriage such a hopeless, one-sided institution.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 1st, 2020 · No Comments

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 30th, 2020 · No Comments

“It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love. It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us—else what use is love at all? All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save […]

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April 29th, 2020 · No Comments

“Life cannot be understood without much charity, cannot be lived without much charity. It is love, and not German philosophy, that is the true explanation of this world, whatever may be the explanation of the next.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 28th, 2020 · No Comments

“It is always worth while asking a question, though it is not always worth while answering one.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 26th, 2020 · No Comments

“I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to. To stake all one’s life on a single moment, to risk everything on one throw, whether the stake be power or pleasure, I care not—there is no weakness in that. There is a horrible, a terrible courage.” […]

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April 20th, 2020 · No Comments

“The sick do not ask if the hand that smooths their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 18th, 2020 · No Comments

“If you want to know what a woman really means—which, by the way, is always a dangerous thing to do—look at her, don’t listen to her.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in life’s lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 16th, 2020 · No Comments

“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 15th, 2020 · No Comments

“When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 14th, 2020 · No Comments

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 13th, 2020 · No Comments

“The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 12th, 2020 · No Comments

“Nothing is serious except passion. The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 11th, 2020 · No Comments

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 5th, 2020 · No Comments

“There is the same world for all of us, and good and evil, sin and innocence, go through it hand in hand. To shut one’s eyes to half of life that one may live securely is as though one blinded oneself that one might walk with more safety in a land of pit and precipice.” […]

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April 4th, 2020 · No Comments

“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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April 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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March 30th, 2020 · No Comments

“Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty.” – Oscar Wilde, “The Nightingale and the Rose” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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March 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Nor in Æschylus nor Dante, those stern masters of tenderness, in Shakespeare, the most purely human of all the great artists, in the whole of Celtic myth and legend, where the loveliness of the world is shown through a mist of tears, and the life of a man is no more than the life of […]

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March 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

“Behind joy and laughter there may be a temperament, coarse, hard and callous. But behind sorrow there is always sorrow. Pain, unlike pleasure, wears no mask. Truth in art is not any correspondence between the essential idea and the accidental existence; it is not the resemblance of shape to shadow, or of the form mirrored […]

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March 21st, 2020 · No Comments

“Many men on their release carry their prison about with them into the air, and hide it as a secret disgrace in their hearts, and at length, like poor poisoned things, creep into some hole and die. It is wretched that they should have to do so, and it is wrong, terribly wrong, of society […]

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March 20th, 2020 · No Comments

“The gods are strange, and punish us for what is good and humane in us as much as for what is evil and perverse.” – Oscar Wilde, “De Profundis” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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March 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“When I think about religion at all, I feel as if I would like to found an order for those who cannot believe: the Confraternity of the Faithless, one might call it, where on an altar, on which no taper burned, a priest, in whose heart peace had no dwelling, might celebrate with unblessed bread […]

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March 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“Kings ought never to pledge their word. If they keep it not, it is terrible, and if they keep it, it is terrible also.” – Oscar Wilde, Salomé Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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