Thirteen Quotes by Oscar Wilde [#18]

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Everybody loves a good quote, including me. As it happens, one author I’m very fond of has been oft quoted. Here are a few Oscar Wilde gems:

“In this world there are only two
tragedies. One is not getting what one wants,
and the other is getting it.”
~
“Thirty-five is a very attractive age.
London society is full of women of the very
highest birth who have, of their own free choice,
remained thirty-five for years.”
~
“A thing is not necessarily true
because a man dies for it.”
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“All that I desire to point out
is the general principle that life imitates art
far more than art imitates life.”
~
“Bigamy is having one wife too many.
Monogamy is the same.”
~
“Education is an admirable thing,
but it is well to remember from time
to time that nothing that is worth
knowing can be taught.”
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“Every portrait that is painted
with feeling is a portrait
of the artist, not of the sitter.”
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“People who count their chickens before
they are hatched act very wisely because chickens
run about so absurdly that it’s impossible
to count them accurately.”
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“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable
that we have to alter it every six months.”
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“I am so clever that sometimes
I don’t understand a single word
of what I am saying.”
~
“He is really not so ugly after all,
provided, of course, that one shuts one’s eyes,
and does not look at him.”
~
“Whenever people agree with me
I always feel I must be wrong.”
~
“I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.”
~

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