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Oscar Wilde

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There is no greater glory than to die for love.
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because to influence a person is to give one's own soul.
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The fire of hope never dies.
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Marriage is the tomb of love.
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She said 'Over my dead body!' so I took her at her word.
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I don't know if I have a favorite color.
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I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughou...
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Love lives after death dies.
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Love lives after death dies.
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The patch of lawn before it had relapsed into a hayfield; but to the left an overgrown box-garden fu...
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She rose too, not as if to meet him or to flee from him, but quietly, as though the worst of the tas...
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(All the grief she had suffered over her lifetime had moulded her face into a mask of eternal sadnes...
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In spite of the deep-seated craving for love, almost everything else is considered to be more import...
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I found myself grinning until my cheeks hurt, my scalp prickling till I thought it might lift off my...
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We are hell different but vanity keeps us stuck.
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For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.
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I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.
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The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
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Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as...
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Even as we live with the knowledge that each day might be our last, we don’t want to believe it.
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I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your s...
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These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.
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It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
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I have to be seen to be believed.
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...The lies we tell, and let ourselves believe, in the name of love.

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Grief is the price we pay for love.
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It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
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I have behind me not only the splendid traditions and the annals of more than a thousand years but t...
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My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.
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Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece?
OSCAR WILDE
The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is...
OSCAR WILDE
Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not
OSCAR WILDE
Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us t...
OSCAR WILDE
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else c...
OSCAR WILDE
It is only the modern that ever becomes old fashioned.
OSCAR WILDE
It is only fair to state, with regard to modern journalists, that they always apologize to one in pr...
OSCAR WILDE
If there is anything in the world more annoying than having people talk about you, it is certainly h...
OSCAR WILDE
Intellectual generalities are always interesting, but generalities in morals mean absolutely nothing...
OSCAR WILDE
But what is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means? Anybody can say charmin...
OSCAR WILDE
It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.
OSCAR WILDE
Starvation, not sin, is the parent of modern crime
OSCAR WILDE
Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman - or the want of it in the man
OSCAR WILDE
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation...
OSCAR WILDE
No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thi...
OSCAR WILDE
The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster
OSCAR WILDE
Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life
OSCAR WILDE
History is merely gossip
OSCAR WILDE
I live in fear of not being misunderstood
OSCAR WILDE
Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious; both are disappointed.
OSCAR WILDE
Indeed, in many respects she was quite English and was an excellent example of the fact that we have...
OSCAR WILDE
It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. Names are everythi...
OSCAR WILDE