Portrait Of Dorian Gray Quotes by Oscar Wilde, Benjamin Spock, Sydney Smith and many others.
What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
The quivering, ardent sunlight showed him the lines of cruelty round the mouth as clearly as if he had been looking into a mirror after he had done some dreadful thing.
Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.
The only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.
Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect – simply a confession of failures.
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