Zitat des Tages von Oscar Wilde:
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Everything popular is wrong.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
When good Americans die they go to Paris.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
I can resist everything except temptation.
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
I have a dining room done in different shades of white, with white cushions embroidered in yellow silk: the effect is absolutely delightful and the room beautiful.
Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.