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Thursday Thirteen #31 - Every saint has a past & every sinner a future: famous quotes by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s observations always make me think. Below are thirteen of my favourites.

1. A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.

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

3. A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

4. A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

5. A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

6. All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

7. Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

8. Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

9. Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

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

11. Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

12. Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

13. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

And, a small bonus gift for my writer friends:


Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, fellow bloggers, writers and readers!

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What wonderful quotes, XINE! I love Oscar Wilde, too. Thanks for a great list of his quotes to peruse!

And LOL, I love the writer cartoon -- HEE! Ain't it the truth. I have a file of novel ideas, around seventy of them, and most of them will never be used. The ideas which I pursue are almost always those which hit me in a moment of inspiration, whether in the shower or on a walk in the woods. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my friend! I send hugs, and the Ballicai send purrs. :)

Those ARE great, Xine. Much to think about. As for the cartoon, I swear, no idea is bad until you try to write it out.

Happy TT and happy Thanksgiving!

Did you know that his final words were 'Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.' Witty till the very end!! Great list, Happy TT.

I love Wilde. There was a little bit of wisdom in every word he wrote. I disagree with 9, but over time I've learned that most of the others are quite true.