Oscar Wilde

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.

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

The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.