Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.

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

I can’t help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.

Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of sunset. Sunsets are quite old fashioned…. To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand they go on.

The Decay of Lying

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

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LORD DARLINGTON. No, we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Act III

In married life affection comes when people thoroughly dislike each other.

An Ideal Husband, Lord Goring, Act 3