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


When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.

Walter Lippmann

It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.

Author Unknown

Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.

Edward De Bono

Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.

Mao Zedong »

Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.

Mother Theresa »