10 Life Lessons From Oscar Wilde

This St. Patrick’s Day, be inspired by the inimitable Mr. Wilde.

1. “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

2. “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”

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

4. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

5. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

6. “A good friend will always stab you in the front.”

7. “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”

8. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

9. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

10. “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”

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