The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
There is luxury in self reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.
Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else
Authority is quite degrading
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
All art is quite useless.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster
I may have said the same thing before...but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.
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.
Now it seems to me that love of some kind is the only possible explanation of the extraordinary amount of suffering that there is in the world.
I have made an important discovery... that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effect of intoxication.