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De Profundis Quotes

Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Only good questions deserve good answers.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

We are the zanies of sorrow. We are clowns whose hearts are broken. We are specially designed to appeal to the sense of humour.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

The bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

If there was less sympathy in the world there would be less trouble in the world.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

There is no reason why a man should show his life to the world. The world does not understand things.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

A man’s very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says it.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Society takes upon itself the right to inflict appalling punishments on the individual, but it also has the supreme vice of shallowness, and fails to realize what it has done.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Remember that the fool in the eyes of the gods and the fool in the eyes of man are very different.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Sins of the flesh are nothing. They are maladies for physicians to cure, if they should be cured. Sins of the soul alone are shameful.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

All trials are trials of one’s life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

All bad art is the result of good intentions.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde