I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Who, being loved, is poor?
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
The aim of life is selfdevelopment. To realize one's nature perfectly that is what each of us is here for.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.
True friends stab you in the front.
Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck men risk theirs.
Only the shallow know themselves.
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune to lose both looks like carelessness.
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Why was I born with such contemporaries
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Arguments are to be avoided they are always vulgar and often convincing.
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Yet each man kills the thing he loves,By each let this be heard,Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering word,The koward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword