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A Woman of No Importance

 Author: Oscar Wilde  Category: History  Published: January 1, 1893  Language: English  File Size: 701 KB  Tags: 19th CenturyClassicsdramaHistoryHumorLiteraturePoliticsVictorian |  Download PDF


A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, explores themes of gender equality, social hypocrisy and Victorian-era sexual mores.


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It is a satire on English upper class morality and society’s double standards for women and men.

Famous Quotes:

For all sins, as theologians weary not of reminding us, are sins of disobedience.

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.

Life is never fair, and, perhaps, it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

It is a curious fact, but nobody ever is seasick—unless he be on a ship at sea.

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

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

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man’s face. It cannot be concealed.

To live is to experiment, not to get drunk with experience.

Too much work, and too much energy, that is the curse of our modern life—just as it was of the life of the ancients.

I am afraid that women appreciate cruelty, downright cruelty, more than anything else.

Nowadays people marry as often as they can. It is most fashionable.

What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

A man’s calling is his destiny, whereas a woman’s destiny is her character.

The past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

We live in an age that reads too much to be wise, and that thinks too much to be beautiful.

The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.

Woman is a sphinx without a secret.

Laughter is always the beginning of love.

Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.