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When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Levant Oscar


Forgive your enemies, but don't forget their names.

Levant Oscar


This sad little lizard told me that he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side. I did not laugh; people who boast of ancestry often have little else to sustain them. Humoring them costs nothing and adds happiness in a world in which happiness is al

Oscar Wilde


Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

Oscar Wilde


Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Wilde Oscar


Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics.

Wilde Oscar


Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Wilde Oscar


If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Wilde Oscar


Cold is God's way of teling us to burn more Catholics.

Wilde Oscar


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Wilde Oscar


Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Wilde Oscar


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Wilde Oscar


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Wilde Oscar


The mirror sees the man as beautiful, the mirror loves the man; another mirror sees the man as frightful and hates him; and it is always the same being who produces the impressions.

Wilde Oscar


The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.

Wilde Oscar


Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Wilde Oscar


... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Wilde Oscar


If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Wilde Oscar


Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Wilde Oscar


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Wilde Oscar


When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Wilde Oscar


Our sires' age was worse that our grandsires'. We their sons are more worthless than they: so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.

Wilde Oscar


How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Wilde Oscar


The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit hits a pe

Wilde Oscar


Look ere ye leap.

Wilde Oscar


I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out.

Wilde Oscar


So little time, so little to do.

Wilde Oscar


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Wilde Oscar


I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing...

Wilde Oscar


The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Wilde Oscar


Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Wilde Oscar


It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Wilde Oscar


No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Wilde Oscar


He didn't run for reelection. "Politics brings you into contact with all the people you'd give anything to avoid," he said. "I'm staying home."

Wilde Oscar


The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Wilde Oscar


Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Wilde Oscar


The human race never solves any of its problems. It merely outlives them.

Wilde Oscar


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t

Wilde Oscar


Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Wilde Oscar


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Wilde Oscar


The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Wilde Oscar


Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

o Oscar Levant





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