I like no law at all: Were there no law there'd be no law-breakers, So all men would be virtuous.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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There is no Mystery so great as Misery.

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.

I am off to Paris by the midnight train, and I wanted particularly to see you before I left. I thought it was you, or rather your fur coat, as you passed me. But I wasn't quite sure.

Not "Forgive us for our sins" but "Smite us for our iniquities" should be the prayer of man to a most just God.

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

At present, people see fogs, not because there are fogs, but because poets and painters have taught them the mysterious loveliness of such effects. There may have been fogs for centuries in London. I dare say there were. But no one saw them, and so we do not know anything about them. They did not exist till art had invented them.

A man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies. I have not got one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me.

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

I lost one illusion last night. I thought I had no heart. I find I have, and a heart doesn't suit me, Windermere. Somehow it doesn't go with modern dress. It makes one look old. And it spoils one's career at critical moments.

The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.

One's own soul, and the passions of one's friends—those were the fascinating things in life.