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Comprehensive information about Oscar Wilde including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. An Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, short story writer and Freemason.. Irish writer playwright and poet This educational Oscar Wilde resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. Quote Right
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Quote Left To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist -- the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar. Quote Right
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Quote Left As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. Quote Right
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Quote Left But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. 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. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also. Quote Right
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Quote Left Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him. Quote Right
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