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Oscar Wilde Quotes
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Shakespeare might have met Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the white streets of London, or seen the serving-men of rival houses bite their thumbs at each other in the open square: but Hamlet came out of his soul, and Romeo out of his passion.
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
Artists reproduce themselves or each other, with wearisome iteration. But criticism is always moving on, and the critic is always developing.
When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Each little thing that we do passes into the great machine of life which may grind our virtues to powder and make them worthless, or transform our sins into elements of a new civilisation, more marvelous and more splendid than any that has gone before.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
Action is limited and relative. Unlimited and absolute is the vision of him who sits at ease and watches, who walks in loneliness and dreams.
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.
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Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
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Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
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Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
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To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
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