Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak.... They are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

The world is a stage, but the play is badly written.

Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.

As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.

Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair, hinted at prudence, quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense. She did not listen. She was free in her prison of passion.

It is pure unadulterated country life. They get up early, because they have so much to do, and go to bed early because they have so little to think about.

The fatal errors of life are not due to man's being unreasonable: an unreasonable moment may be one's finest moment. They are due to man's being logical.

What odd chaps you painters are! You do anything in the world to gain a reputation. As soon as you have one, you seem to want to throw it away. It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

You do anything in the world to gain a reputation. As soon as you have one, you seem to want to throw it away.

The immersion of adults is a perfectly canonical practice.

Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men.

The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.

I suppose one must be serious sometimes.

I have never met any really wicked person before. I feel rather frightened. I am so afraid he will look just like everyone else.