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The very witty Oscar Wilde


  • A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
  • Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
  • There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
  • To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
  • An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
  • Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple.*

These are a sample of Oscar Wilde’s many witticisms. 

He certainly knew how to turn a phrase.

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4 thoughts on “The very witty Oscar Wilde”

  1. Oooh, I too, have an affinity for collecting brilliant quotations – please take this as the honor that I mean it to be, but I’m totally stealing the first quote from Mr. Wilde that you’ve posted! I shall pay you proper homage and link back to your page but it definitely deserves a spot on my “Quotes that make me happy” page. Thank you for your kind words earlier…I can tell I’ll be back to visit often. *smile*

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