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


The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.

Samuel Johnson

If you wished to be loved, love.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.

Henry Stimson

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei

Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquence.

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 »

O wise man, wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.

Saadi »