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


Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

H. G. Wells

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.

Robert J. Sawyer

There are two ways of spreading light to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Unknown

Good soldiers never pass up a chance to eat or sleep. They never know how much they'll be called on to do before the next chance.

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We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.

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Being powerful is a lot like being a woman: If you have to tell someone that you are, invariably, you are not.

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