Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Will and Guy

Our Batch of
Oscar Wilde's Wit

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

A true friend stabs you in the front.

All art is quite useless.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.

As yet, Bernard Shaw hasn't become prominent enough to have any enemies, but none of his friends like him.

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

I am not young enough to know everything.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

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

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

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.

She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.

There is no sin except stupidity

There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

6 comments:

*Honest Abe said...

I guess for some people having just one wife is too many. I think it worked perfect for me. I can't imagine having anyone but you and only you as my wife. Thanks for choosing me. I am thrilled that I picked you.

*Honest Abe said...

You might want to look at

abeandme.wordpress.com

Just another blog...

*Honest Abe said...

You are the "me" part.

kavita said...

Enjoyed the post .

@On Abe's comment : How sweet ! You both are a perfect couple.

KleinsteMotte said...

Glad you have been a couple that stayed together because it worked well for you. Lovely post.

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw isn't Abe sweet. Pretty sure he is a keeper.
Oscar certainly has a cynical wit. I really liked "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."