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The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Levant Oscar


He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Levant Oscar


Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Oscar Wilde


Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Oscar Wilde


If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Wilde Oscar


It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Wilde Oscar


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Wilde Oscar


Most general statements are false, including this one.

Wilde Oscar


The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Wilde Oscar


Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Wilde Oscar


"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Wilde Oscar


Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Wilde Oscar


If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Wilde Oscar


Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Wilde Oscar


He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Wilde Oscar


Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Wilde Oscar


A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Wilde Oscar


I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Wilde Oscar


Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Wilde Oscar


Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Wilde Oscar


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Wilde Oscar


The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Wilde Oscar


A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Wilde Oscar


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Wilde Oscar


I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Wilde Oscar


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Wilde Oscar


Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Wilde Oscar


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Wilde Oscar


I love treason but hate a traitor.

Wilde Oscar


Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Wilde Oscar


The world has many unintentionally cruel mechanisms that are not designed for people who walk on their hands.

Wilde Oscar


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Wilde Oscar


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Wilde Oscar


Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Wilde Oscar


If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Wilde Oscar


God helps them that help themselves.

Wilde Oscar


Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Wilde Oscar


The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Wilde Oscar


You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Wilde Oscar


If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Wilde Oscar


It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Wilde Oscar


"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

o Oscar Levant





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