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Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man

Oscar Wilde

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”

“The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.”

“It's the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.”

“Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.”

“Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age. I consider that for any man of culture to accept the standard of his age is a form of the grossest immorality.”

“Women are made to be loved, not to be understood.”

“One knows so well the popular idea of health: the English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the unbeatable.”

“Nature is no great mother who has home us. She is our own creation. It is in our brain that she quickens to life. Things are because we see them, and what we see and how we see it depends on the arts that have influenced us. To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing. One does not see anything until one sees its beauty.”

“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

“What is the difference between scandal and gossip? Oh! gossip is charming! History is merely gossip, but scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.”

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