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  Proverb Zone > Author > Oscar Wilde

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A cynic is a person who knows the prize of everything and the value of nothing.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

I am not young enough to know everything.

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.

In life, we are all in the gutter. Some of us just tend to look up at the stars.

Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious; both are disappointed

My own business bores me to death. I prefer other people's.

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

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