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It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has never been able to find its way.

Only blood can wipe out blood.
The Ballad of Reading Gaol

To toil for a hard master is bitter, but to have no master to toil for is more bitter still.

As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot admire them.

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary.

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.

In a temple everything should be serious except the thing that is being worshipped.

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

As soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.

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

To win back my youth... There is nothing I wouldn't do - except take exercise, get up early, or be a useful member of the community.

When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.

One should never make one's debut in a scandal. One should reserve that to give interest to one's old age.

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everybody in good society holds exactly the same opinions.

Books of poetry by young writers are usually promissory notes that are never met.

Philosophy may teach us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of our neighbors.

A flower blossoms for its own joy.

Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting.

One should absorb the color of life, but one should never remember its details.

The stage is the refuge of the too fascinating.

The secret of life is in art.

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.

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.

Fox hunting is the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.

Once at least in his life each man walks with Christ to Emmaus.

Sir, it is your duty to get married. You can't be always living for pleasure.
An Ideal Husband

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German.
The Critic as Artist

I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
The Picture of Dorian Gray

I have made an important discovery - that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effects of intoxication.

History never repeats itself. The historians repeat each other. There is a wide difference.

It is awfully hard work doing nothing.
The Importance of Being Earnest

In married life three is company and two is none.
The Importance of Being Earnest

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.
The Critic as Artist

Nothing ages like happiness.
An Ideal Husband

Society produces rogues and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.

There are moments when Art almost attains to the dignity of manual labor.
The Model Millionaire

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.
An Ideal Husband

A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.
The Picture of Dorian Gray

I never saw anybody take so long to dress, and with such little result.
The Importance of Being Earnest

My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of the other of us has to go.

A consultant is an ordinary man away from home giving advice.

Science is the record of dead religions.

If the cavemen had known how to laugh, history would have been different.

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.

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

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

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