Monday, January 17, 2011
Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young
by Oscar Wilde
Those who see any difference between soul and body have neither.
The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
Pleasure is the only thing one should live for. Nothing ages like happiness.
Only the shallow know themselves.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
Only the great masters of style ever succeed in being obscure.
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Phrases for the young
(inspired by the book of Oscar Wilde "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young")
- Out of the blue
- Left & Right in the dark
- 11th Dimension