Oscar Wilde Quotes
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I can resist everything except temptation.
To Ada Leverson, who was one of the friends that met him on the day of his release from prison:How marvelous of you to know exactly the right hat to wear at seven o'clock in the morning to meet a friend who has been away.
He was a hero to his valet, who bullied him, and a terror to most of his relations, whom he bullied in turn. Only England could have produced him, and he always said that the country was going to the dogs. His principles were out of date, but there was a good deal to be said for his prejudices.
For a year after that was done to me I wept every day at the same hour and for the same space of time. That is not such a tragic thing as possibly it sounds to you. To those who are in prison tears are a part of every day's experience. A day in prison on which one does not weep is a day on which one's heart is hard, not a day on which one's heart is happy.