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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Moralists]

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Ah! How neatly tied, in these people, is the umbilical cord of morality! Since they left their mothers they have never sinned, have they? They are apostles, they are the descendants of priests; one can only wonder from what source they draw their indignation, and above all how much they have pocketed to do this, and in any case what it has done for them.
~ Antonin Artaud - [Moralists]

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Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to.
~ Samuel Butler - [Moralists]

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Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great.
~ John L. Motley - [Monuments]

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Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?
~ William Shakespeare - [Moralists]

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I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Moralists]

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If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Monuments]

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Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.
~ Joseph Joubert - [Monuments]

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Moon! Moon! am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
~ Amy Lowell - [Moon]

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Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic.
~ Iris Murdoch - [Moralists]

 

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