Oscar Wilde

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

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.

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

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

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

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

The most terrible thing about it is not that it breaks one’s heart—hearts are made to be broken—but that it turns one’s heart to stone.