Quotes – O

Quotes Collection O – (author’s first name initial)

 

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“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.”

O. A. Battista

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“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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“When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.”

Oprah Winfrey

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“A kiss may ruin a human life.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

Oscar Wilde

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“He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone.”

Oscar Wilde

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“How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?”

Oscar Wilde

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“I dislike modern memoirs. They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their memories, or have never done anything worth remembering.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man’s last romance.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

Oscar Wilde

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“People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.”

Oscar Wilde

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“The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.”

Oscar Wilde

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“The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms.”

Oscar Wilde

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“The more one analyses people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature.”

Oscar Wilde

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“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and simple.”

Oscar Wilde

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“You should study the Peerage, Gerald. It is the one book a young man about town should know thoroughly, and it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done.”

Oscar Wilde

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