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The Portrait of Mr. W. H. Quotes

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde

We become lovers when we see Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet makes us students. The blood of Duncan is upon our hands, with Timon we rage against the world, and when Lear wanders out upon the heath the terror of madness touches us. Ours is the white sinlessness of Desdemona, and ours, also, the sin of Iago.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde

No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde

All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde

It is always an advantage not to have received a sound commercial education, and what I learned in the playing fields at Eton has been quite as useful to me as anything I was taught at Cambridge.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde

To die for one’s theological beliefs is the worst use a man can make of his life.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde

The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H., Oscar Wilde