When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish


When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also. Oscar Wilde

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Men like to be a woman's first love, women like to be a man's last romance.

The trouble with socialism is that it takes up too many evenings.

It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love. It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us—else what use is love at all?

The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

I really don't see what is so romantic about proposing. One may be accepted - one usually is, I believe - and then the excitement is ended. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

I suffered immensely. Then it passed away. I cannot repeat an emotion. No one can, except sentimentalists.

We practical men like to see things, not to read about them.

There is no such thing as good influence, Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral- immoral from a scientific point of view.

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

You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.

Inteligence lives longer than beauty.

Great passions are for the great of soul, and great events can be seen only by those who are on a level with them.