oscar wilde

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.

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.