quotes tagged with 'oscarwilde'

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: http://www.braintrainingtools.org/skills/i-dont-want-to-be-at-...Saved by prabatuty in quotes oscarwilde emotionalquotes brainquotes oscarwildequotes 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]


The gods had given me almost everything. But I let myself be lured into long spells of senseless and sensual ease. . . .Tired of being on the heights, I deliberately went to the depths in search for new sensation. The paradox was to me in the sphere of thought, perversity became to me in the sphere of passion.


I grew careless of the lives of others.


I took pleasure where it pleased me, and passed on.


I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and that therefore what one has done in the secret chamber, one has some day to cry aloud from the house-top.


I ceased to be lord over myself.


I was no longer the captain of my soul, and did not know it.


I allowed pleasure to dominate me.


I ended in horrible disgrace.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: quoted by Gordon MacDonald in "Ordering Your Private World"Saved by tabe218 in college oscarwilde sensuality 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Always forgive your enemies--nothing annoys them so much.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in forgive forgiveness enemy oscarwilde annoy 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in character oscarwilde 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by trwth in civilization oscarwilde 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by trwth in forgive enemies oscarwilde 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.
Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: The Decay of DyingSaved by trwth in life art oscarwilde 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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