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


Most comics make jokes to defend themselves against what they see as a hostile and inhumane world often a deeply felt rage.

Samuel S. Janus

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

Katharine Butler Hathaway

In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and sheltered so may thrive and grow.

Louise Driscoll

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.

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Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.

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The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

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