Tag Archive | "Oscar Wilde"

Thirty-five is a

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.

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Beauty is a

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.

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Fashion is a

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

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I am not

I am not young enough to know everything.

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Seriousness is the

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

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Only the shallow

Only the shallow know themselves.

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To be natural

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.

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Selfishness is not

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

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Experience is the

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

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Moderation is a

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

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