Irish poet, novelist and playwright; b. 1854; d. 1900
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
The only thing that men and women have in common, is that they both prefer the company of men.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
In life, we are all in the gutter. Some of us just tend to look up at the stars.
I was asked by the customs if I had anything to declare. I said: Yes, I'd like to declare -- I'm a genius!
I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.