Wilde was not a great poet nor a consummate prose writer. He was a very astute Irishman who encompassed in epigrams an esthetic credo which others before him scattered in the space of long pages. He was an enfant terrible .
You complain, friend Swift, of the length of my epigrams, but you yourself write nothing. Yours are shorter.
The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams.adlai stevenson
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
You complain, Velox, that the epigrams which I write are long. You yourself write nothing; your attempts are shorter.