Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.

Personal Impressions of America (Leadville) (1883).
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More from Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.

Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young (1894)

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated (1894)

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The koward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

ALGERNON. Literary criticism is not your forte, my dear fellow. Don’t try it. You should leave that to people who haven’t been at a University. They do it so well in the daily papers. What you really are is a Bunburyist. I was quite right in saying you were a Bunburyist. You are one of the most advanced Bunburyists I know.