Sweet rains fall on just and unjust alike.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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Women give to men the very gold of their lives. Possibly; but they invariably want it back in such very small change.

In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.

I wonder who it was defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given. Man is many things, but he is not rational.

Nowadays, we have so few mysteries left to us that we cannot afford to part with one of them.

My Salome is a mystic the sister of Salammbô a Saint Thérèse who worships the moon.

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

You don't understand what friendship is, Harry," he murmured--"or what enmity is, for that matter. You like every one; that is to say, you are indifferent to every one.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

A passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has a right to blame us.

How pale the Princess is! Never have I seen her so pale. She is like the shadow of a white rose in a mirror of silver.

I once wore nothing but violets all through one season, as a form of artistic mourning for a romance that would not die. Ultimately, however, it did die. I forget what killed it. I think it was her proposing to sacrifice the whole world for me. That is always a dreadful moment.

In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.