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


Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.

Norman Douglas

My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.

Peter Stack, in a movie review in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 2, 1983

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille

Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.

Woodrow Wilson

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.

Alfred L. Kroeber »

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

Stephen King »

With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865 »