Portrait Of Dorian Gray Quotes by Oscar Wilde, Sydney Smith, Benjamin Spock and many others.
I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.
You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom, or their lack of imagination
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world’s original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
The only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair, hinted at prudence, quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense.
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.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.