Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.


Oscar Wilde

896

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.


Oscar Wilde

896

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.


Oscar Wilde

896

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


Oscar Wilde

896

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.


Oscar Wilde

896

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.


Oscar Wilde

896

In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.


Oscar Wilde

896

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.


Oscar Wilde

896

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.


Oscar Wilde

896

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.


Oscar Wilde

896

When good Americans die they go to Paris.


Oscar Wilde

896

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.


Oscar Wilde

896

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


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

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.


Oscar Wilde

896

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.


Oscar Wilde

896

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.


Oscar Wilde

896

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.


Oscar Wilde

896

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.


Oscar Wilde

896

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.


Oscar Wilde

896

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