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

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You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Home is not where you live but where they understand you.

Cristion Morgenstern

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

Lao Tzu

I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.

Henry David Thoreau

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosohpy.

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It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

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