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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
by Oscar Wilde

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

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The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

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Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde


 

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love.
That is the reason one should never marry.
- Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing
for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

Familiarity breeds consent.
- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Morality is of the highest importance -
but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Morality is contraband in war.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

BERLIN: PROCLAMATION TO THE GERMAN NATION FEBRUARY 1, 1933
The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty
to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation.
It will preserve and defend those basic principles
on which our nation has been built.
It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality,
and the family as the basis of national life....
- Adolf Hitler


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