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Oscar Wilde Quotes and Quotations


The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde | Advice Quotes
(A country where) the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
- Oscar Wilde | Censorship Quotes
At every single moment of one's life, one is going to be no less than what one has been.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde | Consistency Quotes
If England treats her criminals the way she has treated me, she doesn't deserve to have any.
When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde | Cynicism Quotes
He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde | Enemies Quotes
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde | Enemies Quotes
Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde | Experience Quotes
The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
- Oscar Wilde | Fear Quotes
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
- Oscar Wilde | Genius Quotes
There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.
- Oscar Wilde | Hypocrisy Quotes
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
- Oscar Wilde | Hypocrisy Quotes
I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde | Knowledge Quotes
For he who lives more lives than one, more deaths than one must die.
- Oscar Wilde | Life Quotes
Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
- Oscar Wilde | Memory Quotes
Men become old, but they never become good.
- Oscar Wilde | Men Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Men and Women Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Men and Women Quotes
To become the spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
- Oscar Wilde | Observation Quotes
Pessimist - one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
A true gentlemen is one who is never unintentionally rude.
Only the shallow know themselves.
It is a dangerous thing to reform anyone.
It is not the prisoners who need reformation, it is the prisons.
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old-fashioned quite suddenly.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
- Oscar Wilde | Temptation Quotes
Punctuality is the thief of time.
- Oscar Wilde | Time Quotes
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
- Oscar Wilde | Truth Quotes
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
- Oscar Wilde | War Quotes
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde | Work Quotes
This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back again.
I've put my genius into my life; I've only put my talent into my works.
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
- Oscar Wilde | Happiness Quotes
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
- Oscar Wilde | Acceptance Quotes
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde | Forgiveness Quotes
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
- Oscar Wilde | Forgiveness Quotes
To most of us the real life is the life we do not lead.
- Oscar Wilde | Other Side Quotes
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
- Oscar Wilde | Prayer Quotes
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde | Simplicity Quotes
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde | The Past Quotes
Always! That is the dreadful word ... it is a meaningless word, too.
- Oscar Wilde | Change Quotes
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde | Change Quotes
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibers, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself, and passion has its dreams.
- Oscar Wilde | Instincts Quotes
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
- Oscar Wilde | Motivation Quotes
Pleasure is the only thing to live for. Nothing ages like happiness.
- Oscar Wilde | Goals Quotes
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde | Goals Quotes
To be on the alert is to live; to be lulled into security is to die.
- Oscar Wilde | Security Quotes
The only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde | Risks Quotes
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
- Oscar Wilde | Adversity Quotes
Things are in their essence what we choose to make them. A thing is, according to the mode in which one looks at it.
- Oscar Wilde | Events Quotes
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
- Oscar Wilde | Family Quotes
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
- Oscar Wilde | Friends Quotes
When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve.
- Oscar Wilde | Heartbreak Quotes
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
- Oscar Wilde | Introspection Quotes
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
- Oscar Wilde | Life Quotes
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
- Oscar Wilde | Wealth Quotes
When I was young, I thought money was the most important thing in life. Now that I'm old - I know it is.
- Oscar Wilde | Money Quotes
The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
- Oscar Wilde | Age Quotes
When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.
- Oscar Wilde | Argument Quotes
By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
- Oscar Wilde | Bachelor Quotes
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.
- Oscar Wilde | Biography Quotes
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.
- Oscar Wilde | Books Quotes
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
- Oscar Wilde | Childhood Quotes
Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword.
- Oscar Wilde | Crime Quotes
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde | Cynicism Quotes
For he who lives more lives than one More deaths than one must die.
- Oscar Wilde | Death Quotes
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
- Oscar Wilde | Discontent Quotes
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde | Education Quotes
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde | Enemy Quotes
I can believe anything, provided it is incredible.
- Oscar Wilde | Faith Quotes
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
- Oscar Wilde | Fashion Quotes
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
- Oscar Wilde | Gossip Quotes
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
- Oscar Wilde | Hypocrisy Quotes
Men know life too early, women know life too late.
- Oscar Wilde | Life Quotes
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read.
- Oscar Wilde | Literature Quotes
Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.
- Oscar Wilde | Marriage Quotes
Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious: both are disappointed.
- Oscar Wilde | Marriage Quotes
A book or poem which has no pity in it had better not be written.
- Oscar Wilde | Pity Quotes
I know not whether laws be right, Or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, A year whose days are long.
- Oscar Wilde | Prison Quotes
Relations are simply a tedious pack of people who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die.
- Oscar Wilde | Relative Quotes
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
- Oscar Wilde | Sincerity Quotes
To get into the best society nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people.
- Oscar Wilde | Society Quotes
To have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact, talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you.
- Oscar Wilde | Tact Quotes
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
- Oscar Wilde | Teaching Quotes
I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde | Temptation Quotes
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can you want?
- Oscar Wilde | Tobacco Quotes
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
- Oscar Wilde | War Quotes
There is no such thing as romance in our day, women have become too brilliant; nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.
- Oscar Wilde | Women Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde | Truth Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
- Oscar Wilde | Never Quotes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde | Humorous Quotes


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