Oscar Wilde

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

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

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

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

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

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