Oscar Wilde quotes on foibles

Oscar Wilde quote. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Do you really think … that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to. To stake all one’s life on a single moment, to risk everything on one throw, whether the stake be power or pleasure, I care not — there is no weakness in that.
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Oscar Wilde quote. Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
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There is always something infinitely mean about other people’s tragedies.
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If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
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Oscar Wilde quote. Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.
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What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of lying.
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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde quote. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
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There is no sin except stupidity.
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Oscar Wilde quote. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Image copyright Ireland calling

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