IdleHearts / Oscar Wilde
To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.
Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.
Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing…
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely – or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
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.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
With freedom, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy ?
They’ve promised that dreams can come true. But forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.