If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!
Oscar Wilde quotes
A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Genius is born — not paid.
I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
I am not young enough to know everything.
I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves -which is the same thing nowadays.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as on ewishes to live.
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Wisdom comes with winters.
Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons.
One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.
I can resist anything but temptation.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Only the shallow know themselves.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves.
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why? ’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not? ’”
George Bernard Shaw
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ”
“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend. ”
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do.
But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart,
that’s true strength. ”
“Staying up all night is a waste of sleeping, and a waste of sleeping is a waste of dreaming,
and dreaming is important because the more dreams you have, the better chance
you have of one coming true. ”
“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing
because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ”
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ”
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it. ”
“The soldier who fights to death never dies, but the soldier who fights for existence never
truly exists. ”
You don’t see what’s inside;
For you look with your eyes
And not with your heart.
If you want to know the truth,
Then you have to close your eyes;
And open your heart
To see the true light.
Don’t try to change
What was really there,
Just because what you saw
Brought you only despair.
The truth is the truth,
And it will never change -
No matter how much
You try to forget. “