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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:590
AUTHOR:Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
QUOTATION:Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
ATTRIBUTION:OSCAR WILDE, “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young,” The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, vol. 10, p. 213 (1923).

  See also No. 1306.
SUBJECTS:Failure
WORKS:Oscar Wilde Collection
 
 
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