60 Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

60 Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde




60 Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde. Here are the best Oscar Wilde quotes with an inspiring message. Oscar Wilde finished his education at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. After he graduated, he moved to London to pursue a literary career. Being an Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde became one of London's famous and successful playwrights after he wrote in different forms throughout the 1880s. May these Oscar Wilde quotes give you inspiration and knowledge that can be useful in your everyday life. You can share these famous Oscar Wilde quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones.


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

1. It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

2. A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

3. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

4. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

5. One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

6. The public has an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

7. Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

8. There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

9. The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

10. An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

11. Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

12. Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

13. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

14. Between men and women, there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

15. It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But. it is better to be good than to be ugly. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

16. To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

17. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

18. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

19. Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

20. A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

21. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

22. We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

23. Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

24. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

25. When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

26. My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

27. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

28. The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

29. The Americans are certainly hero-worshipers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

30. If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

31. If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise, they’ll kill you. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

32. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

33. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

34. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

35. The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

36. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

37. You can never be overdressed or over-educated. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

38. I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

39. I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

40. A good friend will always stab you in the front. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

41. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

42. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

43. Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

44. I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

45. Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

46. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

47. Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

48. I can resist anything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

49. Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

50. When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

51. One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

52. Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

53. Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

54. Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

55. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

56. Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

57. No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

58. Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects. - Oscar Wilde


Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde

59. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. - Oscar Wilde



Famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Wilde


60. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. - Oscar Wilde

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