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It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

Oscar Wilde


Andrea: Unhappy the land that has no heroes. Galileo: No, unhappy the land that _____needs heroes.

Oscar Wilde


The Least Successful Police Dogs America has a very strong candidate in "La Dur", a fearsome looking schnauzer hound, who was retired from the Orlando police force in Florida in 1978. He consistently refused to do anything which might ruffle or of

Wilde Oscar


Well begun is half done.

Wilde Oscar


I knew her before she was a virgin.

Wilde Oscar


Law enforcement officers should use only the minimum force necessary in dealing with disorders when they arise.

Wilde Oscar


Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

Wilde Oscar


Small is beautiful.

Wilde Oscar


It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Wilde Oscar


You know very well that whether you are on page one or page thirty depends on whether [the press] fear you. It is just as simple as that.

Wilde Oscar


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Wilde Oscar


Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Wilde Oscar


A place for everything and everything in its place.

Wilde Oscar


We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.

Wilde Oscar


Concerning the war in Vietnam, Senator George Aiken of Vermount noted in January, 1966, "I'm not very keen for doves or hawks. I think we need more owls."

Wilde Oscar


In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Wilde Oscar


I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.

Wilde Oscar


When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.

Wilde Oscar


When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Wilde Oscar


Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Wilde Oscar


I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Wilde Oscar


Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organising and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

Wilde Oscar


Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.

Wilde Oscar


They use different words for things in America. For instance they say elevator and we say lift. They say drapes and we say curtains. They say president and we say brain damaged git.

Wilde Oscar


If there is no wind, row.

Wilde Oscar


The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Wilde Oscar


Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Wilde Oscar


Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Wilde Oscar


If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that, too.

Wilde Oscar


By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Wilde Oscar


There is always one thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.

Wilde Oscar


If they were so inclined, they could impeach him because they don't like his necktie.

Wilde Oscar


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Wilde Oscar


Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

Wilde Oscar


Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.

Wilde Oscar


Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Wilde Oscar


A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Wilde Oscar


Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.

Wilde Oscar


Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Wilde Oscar





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