"Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Oscar Wilde on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Oscar Wilde on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Oscar Wilde on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Oscar Wilde on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Oscar Wilde on Ernest Hemingway
"No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating."
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."