Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish author, poet, wit, dramatist

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When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. - Oscar Wilde
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. - Oscar Wilde
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. - Oscar Wilde
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. - Oscar Wilde
It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest. - Oscar Wilde
Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. - Oscar Wilde
Ambition is the last refuge of failure. - Oscar Wilde
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating, people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. - Oscar Wilde