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Wednesday June 08, 05

Oscar Wilde

01:09 PM

Phrases And Philosophies

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.

If the poor only had profiles there would be no difficulty in solving the problem of poverty.

Those who see any difference between soul and body have neither.

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Nothing that actually occurs is of the smallest importance.

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.

Pleasure is the only thing one should live for. Nothing ages like happiness.

It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.

Only the shallow know themselves.

Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right and wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.

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  • A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

    I like talking to a brick wall, it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me.

    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

    Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

    Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

    Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

    I can resist everything except temptation.

    A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
    LizzieCat -- Wednesday June 08 2005, @04:56PM (#166205)
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