Oscar Wilde Quotes About Life, Love, Inspirational, Romance

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Oscar Wilde Quotes

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.

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

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

No good deed goes unpunished.

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

I am not young enough to know everything.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

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

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do.

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I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.

Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you won’t be invited to cocktail parties.

Life is too short to learn German

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

The heart was made to be broken.

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.

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

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

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

A good friend will always stab you in the front.

I can resist anything except temptation.

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

If you are not long, I will wait for you all my life.

Every woman is a rebel.

Some things are more precious because they don’t last long.

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

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

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Everything in moderation, including moderation.

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

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

Who, being loved, is poor?

Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.

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

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

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

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

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.

To define is to limit.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.

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