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Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young Quotes

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde

One should always be a little improbable.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity is the conduct of others.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the vice of nations.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

How can you see anything in a girl with coarse hands.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Only the shallow know themselves.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

A really well-made buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man’s deeper nature is soon found out.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Industry is the root of all ugliness.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

A truth ceases to be true when more than one person believes in it.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right and wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde

In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young, Oscar Wilde