Quotes of Oscar Wilde

"I think I am rather more than a Socialist. I am something of an Anarchist, I believe..."

 "If the Socialism is Authoritarian; if there are Governments armed with economic power as they are now with political power; if, in a word, we are to have Industrial Tyrannies, then the last state of man will be worse than the first."

 "The form of government which is most suitable to the artist is no government at all."

 On Authority: "It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised." and "there is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad..."

 Government and Social Democracy is: "the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people."

 "All modes of government are wrong. They are unscientific, because they seek to alter the natural environment of man; they are immoral because, by interfering with the individual, they produce the most aggresive forms of egotism; they are ignorant, because they try to spread education; they are self-destructive, because they engender anarchy."

 "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias."

 "Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."