I like a bit of Oscar. See if you can handle a LOT of him, and let me know what you think …
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Genius is born–not paid.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Only the shallow know themselves.
Vile deeds like poison weeds bloom well in prison air, it is only what is good in man, that wastes and withers there.
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
I can resist anything but temptation.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.