Sunday Inspiration from Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde ( 1854 – 1900 ) was an Irish poet and playwright known for his literary flair. His notable works include The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde lived a controversial life and was imprisoned for homosexuality and “indecency”. He was flamboyant, humorous and witty. In one of his trips, when a US Customs officer asked him ” Do you have anything to declare?” , Wilde quipped: ‘ I HAVE NOTHING TO DECLARE BUT MY GENIUS!”

Here are other famous quotes from this genius.

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To live is the rarest thing in the world.

Most people exist, that is all.

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We are all in the gutter,

But some of us are looking at the stars.

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Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

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I don’t want to go to heaven.

None of my friends are there.

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Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

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Man is least himself when he talks about his own person.

Give him a mask— and he will tell you the truth.

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Memory is the diary we all carry with us.

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Life is a nightmare that prevents one from sleeping.

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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

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Be yourself. Everyone is already taken.

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Some cause happiness wherever they go—others, whenever they go!

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Hatred is blind, as well as love.

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Men always want to be a woman’s first love.

Women like to be a man’s last romance.

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Sometimes the poor are being praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.  

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