Quotes by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I

Other Great Authors


Women are like teabags. You dont know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.

Tobias G. Smollett

Set your expectations high find men and women whose integrity and values you respect get their agreement on a course of action and give them your ultimate trust.

John Fellows Akers

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge »

Insist on yourself never imitate... Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson »