The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.


Oscar Wilde

896

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.


Oscar Wilde

896

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.


Oscar Wilde

896

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.


Oscar Wilde

896

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


Oscar Wilde

896

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.


Oscar Wilde

896

Men marry because they are tired women, because they are curious both are disappointed.


Oscar Wilde

896

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.


Oscar Wilde

896

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.


Oscar Wilde

896

Men always want to be a woman’s first love - women like to be a man’s last romance.


Oscar Wilde

896

Women are made to be loved, not understood.


Oscar Wilde

896

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.


Oscar Wilde

896

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.


Oscar Wilde

896

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.


Oscar Wilde

896

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.


Oscar Wilde

896

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


Oscar Wilde

896

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


Oscar Wilde

896

Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.


Oscar Wilde

896

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.


Oscar Wilde

896

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.


Oscar Wilde

896

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