There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.


Oscar Wilde

896

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.


Oscar Wilde

896

Success is a science if you have the conditions, you get the result.


Oscar Wilde

896

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.


Oscar Wilde

896

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.


Oscar Wilde

896

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.


Oscar Wilde

896

Society exists only as a mental concept in the real world there are only individuals.


Oscar Wilde

896

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.


Oscar Wilde

896

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.


Oscar Wilde

896

Success is a science if you have the conditions, you get the result.


Oscar Wilde

896

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.


Oscar Wilde

896

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.


Oscar Wilde

896

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.


Oscar Wilde

896

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.


Oscar Wilde

896

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.


Oscar Wilde

896

If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.


Oscar Wilde

896

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.


Oscar Wilde

896

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.


Oscar Wilde

896

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.


Oscar Wilde

896

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.


Oscar Wilde

896

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