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Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

- Oscar Wilde



Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

- Oscar Wilde



No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

- Oscar Wilde



If we're always guided by other people's thoughts, what is the point of having our own?

- Oscar Wilde



Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

- Oscar Wilde



Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

- Oscar Wilde