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Gavagai to... repozytorium inspiracji: fragmentów książek, filmów i wierszy... opisów umysłów i czynów wielkich ludzi, których śladem warto podążać. To także repozytorium 25 tysięcy sentencji i aforyzmów.

Sentencje w bazie gavagai:

Always love your enemies-nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde

I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age...The gods had given me almost everything. I had genius, a distinguished name, high social position, brilliancy, intellectual daring; I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men and the colour of things: there was nothing I said or did that did not make people wonder...I treated Art as the supreme reality, and life as a mere mode of fiction: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.

Oscar Wilde

Genius is born, not paid.

Oscar Wilde

Genius learns from nature, its own nature. Talent learns from art.

Oscar Wilde

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Oscar Wilde

The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

Oscar Wilde

It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.

Oscar Wilde

When good Americans die they go to Paris. When bad Americans die they go to America.

Oscar Wilde

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde

It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.

Oscar Wilde

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Oscar Wilde

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

Oscar Wilde

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Oscar Wilde

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

Oscar Wilde

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Oscar Wilde

He hadn't a single redeeming vice.

Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

Why was I born with such contemporaries?

Oscar Wilde

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde

Dramaty innych są zawsze rozpaczliwie banalne.

Oscar Wilde

Jedynym sposobem pozbycia się pokusy jest uleganie jej.

Oscar Wilde

Egoizm nie polega na tym, że się żyje tak, jak się chce, lecz na żądaniu od innych, by żyli tak, jak my chcemy.

Oscar Wilde

Młodym ludziom zdaje się, że pieniądze są najważniejszą rzeczą w życiu. Gdy się zestarzeją, są już tego pewni.

Oscar Wilde

Śmiech nie jest wcale złym początkiem przyjaźni, a na pewno jej najlepszym zakończeniem.

Oscar Wilde

Anglicy posiadają cudowną moc przemieniania wina w wodę.

Oscar Wilde

Spory są wyjątkowo wulgarne. W dobrym towarzystwie wszyscy mają dokładnie te same opinie.

Oscar Wilde

Nigdy nie odkładam na jutro tego, co mogę zrobić pojutrze.

Oscar Wilde

Sprawa nie musi być koniecznie słuszna tylko dlatego, że ktoś oddał za nią życie.

Oscar Wilde

Istnieje wiele rzeczy, które powyrzucalibyśmy, gdyby nie obawa, że inni je pozbierają.

Oscar Wilde

Uboga kobieta, która nie prowadzi się porządnie, jest prostytutką, ale bogata - to modna dama.

Oscar Wilde

Doświadczenie to nazwa, którą każdy nadaje swoim błędom.

Oscar Wilde

W naszych czasach nędza, a nie grzech jest źródłem przestępczości.

Oscar Wilde

Czy bogaci i biedni nie są braćmi?" Zapytał młody król. - Tak - odpowiedział człowiek, - a imię bogatego brata to Kain.

Oscar Wilde

Moralność to po prostu nasza postawa wobec ludzi, których nie znosimy.

Oscar Wilde

Publiczność często wybacza zbrodniarzom, lecz nigdy marzycielom.

Oscar Wilde

Człowiek może uwierzyć w rzeczy niemożliwe, lecz nigdy w nieprawdopodobne.

Oscar Wilde

Powaga jest jedynym schronieniem ludzi płytkich.

Oscar Wilde

Bardzo niebezpiecznie jest spotkać kobietę, która nas całkowicie rozumie. Kończy się to zawsze małżeństwem.

Oscar Wilde

Mężczyźni pragną zawsze być pierwszą miłością kobiety. Kobiety zawsze pragną być ostatnim romansem mężczyzny.

Oscar Wilde

Jest bardzo przyjemnie być oczekiwanym - i nie przybyć.

Oscar Wilde

Jedyne, co można zrobić z dobrą radą, to podać ją dalej.

Oscar Wilde

W rzeczywistości sztuka odzwierciedla widza, nie życie.

Oscar Wilde

Szczęście żonatego mężczyzny zależy od kobiet, których nie poślubił.

Oscar Wilde

Kobieta będzie flirtować z jakimkolwiek mężczyzną tak długo, dopóki inni to obserwują.

Oscar Wilde

Kobiety były zawsze malowniczym zaprzeczeniem zdrowego rozsądku.

Oscar Wilde

Książki, które świat nazywa niemoralnymi, to są właśnie te, które światu wykazują jego własną hańbę.

Oscar Wilde

Jedynym grzechem jest głupota.

Oscar Wilde

Każdy występek jest pospolity, tak samo jak każda pospolitość jest występkiem.

Oscar Wilde

Mężczyźni się żenią ze zmęczenia, kobiety wychodzą za mąż z ciekawości; jedni i drudzy się rozczarowują.

Oscar Wilde

Ludzie, którzy kochają w życiu tylko raz, to w rzeczywistości istoty puste. To co uchodzi w ich pojęciu za wierność i uczciwość, jest albo siłą przyzwyczajenia, albo imaginacją.

Oscar Wilde

Nic nie daje bardziej złudzenia niewinności aniżeli jawność.

Oscar Wilde

Kto dziś nie jest w stanie się dalej kształcić, bierze się do nauczania.

Oscar Wilde

Każde wahanie jest dowodem rozkładu umysłowego u młodzieży, a fizycznej słabości u starych.

Oscar Wilde

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man can not be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.

Oscar Wilde

Books of poetry by young writers are usually promissory notes that are never met.

Oscar Wilde

There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.

Oscar Wilde

Ah, don't say you agree with me. When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde

Anybody can be good in the country.

Oscar Wilde

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.

Oscar Wilde

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.

Oscar Wilde

Every prison that men build Is built with bricks of shame, And bound with bars lest Christ should see How men their brothers maim.

Oscar Wilde

Friendship is more tragic than love. It lasts longer.

Oscar Wilde

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their life a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

In a temple everything should be serious except the thing that is being worshipped.

Oscar Wilde

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Oscar Wilde

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.

Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

One should absorb the color of life, but one should never remember its details.

Oscar Wilde

Idea, która nie jest niebezpieczna, nie zasługuje na nazywanie jej ideą.

Oscar Wilde

Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults - Ah! there is the sting of life.

Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it has merely been detected.

Oscar Wilde

I have nothing to declare except my jeans" (denims)

Oscar Wilde

Men become old, but they never become good.

Oscar Wilde

The pure and simply truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

Town life nourishes and perfects all the more civilized elements in man - Shakespeare wrote nothing but doggerel lampoon before he came to London.

Oscar Wilde

Caricature is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it . . . I can resist everything but temptation.

Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

Oscar Wilde

Fashion: A form of ugliness so intolerable we have to change it every six months.

Oscar Wilde

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Oscar Wilde

The good end happily and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.

Oscar Wilde

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.

Oscar Wilde

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Oscar Wilde

Punctuality is the thief of time.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth.

Oscar Wilde

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.

Oscar Wilde

The way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

Oscar Wilde

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde

Science is the record of dead religions.

Oscar Wilde

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

Oscar Wilde

One should never make one's debut in a scandal. One should reserve that to give interest to one's old age.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde

My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.

Oscar Wilde

Ah! Don't say that you agree with me. When People agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them quite so much.

Oscar Wilde

Art never expresses anything but itself.

Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

Oscar Wilde

Clergymen and people who use phrases without wisdom sometimes talk of suffering as a mystery. It is really a revelation.

Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. - from Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Oscar Wilde

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.

Oscar Wilde

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. - from Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde

History is merely gossip.

Oscar Wilde

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.

Oscar Wilde

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde

In this world there are only two tragedies: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Oscar Wilde

I see when men love women they give but a little of their lives but women when they love give everything.

Oscar Wilde

It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.

Oscar Wilde

It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produced a false impression. - from The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.

Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.

Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Otis had a magnificent constitution and a really wonderful amount of animal spirits. Indeed, in mnay respects she was quite English and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, the language. (The Canterville Ghost, 1888)

Oscar Wilde

None of us can stand other people who have the same faults as ourselves.

Oscar Wilde

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

Oscar Wilde

On an occaision of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure. - from The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

Oscar Wilde

Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life.

Oscar Wilde

The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception a necessity.

Oscar Wilde

The recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses. The true perfection of man lies, not on what man has, but in what man is.

Oscar Wilde

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.

Oscar Wilde

Satire is always as sterile as it is shameful and is impotent as it is insolent.

Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing that is worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Oscar Wilde

To love one's self is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

Truth in matter of religion is simply the opinion that has survived.

Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. - from The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

Wszyscy tkwimy w rynsztoku, ale nie którzy z nas patrzą w gwiazdy

Oscar Wilde

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

Oscar Wilde

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Oscar Wilde

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

Oscar Wilde

The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passions are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

I was saying," continued the Rocket, "I was saying - What was I saying?" "You were talking about yourself," replied the Roman Candle. "Of course; I knew I was discussing some interesting subject when I was so rudely interrupted.

Oscar Wilde

zepsuta kobieta należy do tego rodzaju istot, których mężczyźni nigdy nie mają dosyć.

Oscar Wilde

wielki poeta jest nadzwyczaj niepoetycznym stworzeniem.

Oscar Wilde

Cynikiem nazywamy takiego człowieka, co zna cenę wszystkich rzeczy, a nie zna wartości żadnej z nich.

Oscar Wilde

Jak szczęśliwie żyliby niektórzy, gdyby o sprawy innych ludzi tak samo mało troszczyli się, jak o swoje własne.

Oscar Wilde

 Życie jest zbyt poważne, by o nim poważnie mówić.

Oscar Wilde

 Kiedy jesteśmy szczęśliwi, jesteśmy zawsze dobrzy, lecz kiedy jesteśmy dobrzy nie zawsze jesteśmy szczęśliwi.

Oscar Wilde

Dusza kobiet jest zrobiona z rtęci, zaś serce - z wosku.

Oscar Wilde

To nie doskonali, lecz niedoskonali potrzebują naszej miłości.

Oscar Wilde

Człowiek naprawdę posia tylko to, co jest w nim.

Oscar Wilde

Poza naturalna to taka, którą najtrudniej jest przyjąć.

Oscar Wilde

Kiedy kobieta nie ma racji, pierwsza rzecz, którą należy zrobić, to natychmiast ją przeprosić.

Oscar Wilde

Zycie jest po prostu zlym kwadransem zlozonym z uroczych sekund.

Oscar Wilde

Za pozno przyznajemy, ze jedyna rzecza, ktorej nie zalujemy, to nasze bledy.

Oscar Wilde

Mlodym ludziom wydaje sie, ze pieniadze sa najwazniejsza rzecza w zyciu. Gdy sie zestarzeja, sa juz tego pewni.

Oscar Wilde

Wlasna glupote ludzie zwykli nazywac doswiadczeniem.

Oscar Wilde

Malzenstwo jest sakramentem tylko dla tych, ktorzy sie kochaja.

Oscar Wilde

Jedyna roznica miedzy kaprysem a wieczna miloscia jest to, iz kaprys trwa troche dluzej.

Oscar Wilde

Smiech wcale nie jest zlym poczatkiem przyjazni, a na pewno jej najlepszym zakonczeniem.

Oscar Wilde

Jesli mezczyzna robi cos bardzo glupiego, to zawsze z motywow najszlachetniejszych.

Oscar Wilde

Co to jest zla kobieta? Jest to taki rodzaj kobiety, ktora sie nie sprzykrzy.

Oscar Wilde

Mezczyzna moze byc szczesliwy z kazda kobieta, o ile tylko jej nie kocha.

Oscar Wilde

Roznica miedzy grzesznikiem a swietym polega na tym, ze swiety ma zwykle ciekawa przeszlosc - grzesznik przyszlosc.

Oscar Wilde

Jakkolwiek poza moralna jest ze wszystkich najwstretniejsza, jednak miec jakakolwiek poze, to juz cos znaczy.

Oscar Wilde

czas to marnotrawstwo pieniędzy.

Oscar Wilde

wszystkiemu mogę się oprzeć z wyjątkiem pokusy.

Oscar Wilde

dopóki kobieta wygląda dziesięć lat młodziej niż jej córka, dopóty jest całkowicie zadowolona.

Oscar Wilde

lepiej jest mieć stały dochód niż być czarującym.

Oscar Wilde

zawsze przyjemnie jest być oczekiwanym i nie przybyć.

Oscar Wilde

to absurd dzielić ludzi na dobrych i złych. Ludzie są albo czarujący, albo nudni.

Oscar Wilde