Oscar Wilde


“All art is quite useless.”

“The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.”

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”

“I am dying, as I have lived, beyond my means.”

“I can resist everything except temptation.”

“In America the president reigns for four years, and journalism governs for ever and ever.”

“In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the press.”

“It is always the unreadable that occurs.”

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

“One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.”

“Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.”

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

“There are many things that we would throw away, if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”

“The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.”

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

“Who, being loved, is poor?”

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”