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


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Hellen Keller

Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy

Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.

John Alexander Smith, Speech to Oxford University students, 1914

SCCS is the source-code motel -- your code checks in but it never checks out.

Ken Thompson »

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited.

Osho, The art of Dying »