71 Brilliant Oscar Wilde Quotes

71 Brilliant Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After experimenting with his writing, in the 1980′s, he became one of London’s most popular play writers. Today he is remembered for plays and beautiful words that have been quoted below in a compilation of 71 Brilliant Oscar Wilde Quotes.

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“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

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
– Oscar Wilde

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I can resist anything except temptation.”
– Oscar Wilde

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”
– Oscar Wilde

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
– Oscar Wilde

“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
– Oscar Wilde

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

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
– Oscar Wilde

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
– Oscar Wilde

“No good deed goes unpunished.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
– Oscar Wilde

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
– Oscar Wilde

“A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”
– Oscar Wilde

“To define is to limit.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
– Oscar Wilde

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
– Oscar Wilde

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
– Oscar Wilde

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

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
– Oscar Wilde

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
– Oscar Wilde

“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I am not young enough to know everything.”
– Oscar Wilde

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The heart was made to be broken.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”
– Oscar Wilde

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
– Oscar Wilde

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

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.”
– Oscar Wilde

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
– Oscar Wilde

“There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.”
– Oscar Wilde

“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being”.
– Oscar Wilde

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
– Oscar Wilde

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
– Oscar Wilde

“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

“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.”
– Oscar Wilde

“It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.”
– Oscar Wilde

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Oscar wilder was hideous. He knows the price of everything but value of nothing.
    Oscar Wilde’s thinking is like brushing our teeth every day in the morning, we can’t escape from it.

  2. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
    This is NOT a quote by Oscar Wilde. It is in none of his works and there were barely any cars around his time!

  3. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde –

    Santler from Malvern is recognized by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain as having made the first petrol-powered car in the country in 1894.

    Oscar Wilde, Date of death November 30, 1900

    It doesn’t really stack up does it?

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