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105 Brilliant Oscar Wilde Quotes | Quotes By Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quotes

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

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

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

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

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

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

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

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

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

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”

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

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

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“I am not young enough to know everything.”

“I have nothing to declare except my genius.”

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

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

“No good deed goes unpunished.”

“The heart was made to be broken.”

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

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

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

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

“Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you’ll never be invited to a party.”

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

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

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

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

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“Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious

“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

“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.”

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”

“If you cannot write well, you cannot think well; if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.”

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

“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

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

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“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”

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

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

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.”

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

“I beg your pardon I didn’t recognise you – I’ve changed a lot.”

“Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.”

“A passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.”

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”

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

“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.”

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“If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.”

“Every woman is a rebel.”

“Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.”

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

“Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.”

“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light.”

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

“Man is many things, but he is not rational.”

“For one moment our lives met, our souls touched.”

“The basis of optimism is sheer terror.”

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

“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.”

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”

“Arguments are to be avoided, they are always vulgar and often convincing.”

“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.”

“And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.”

“I like talking to a brick wall- it’s the only thing in the world that never contradicts me!”

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

“When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy.”

“It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.”

“To be popular one must be a mediocrity.”

“To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.”

“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

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

“One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead.”

“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.”

“To define is to limit.”

“He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself.”

“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it’s impossible to count them accurately.”

“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after.”

“This wallpaper is dreadful, one of us will have to go.”

“The most terrible thing about it is not that it breaks one’s heart – hearts are made to be broken – but that it turns one’s heart to stone.”

“I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real.”

“When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.”

“In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.”

“Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know.”

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

“Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man’s face. It cannot be concealed.”

“Its a beautiful woman’s fate to be the subject of conversation where ever she goes.”

“She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.”

“A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.”

“It is perfectly monstrous,? he said, at last, ’the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one’s back that are absolutely and entirely true.”

“The gods are strange. It is not our vices only they make instruments to scourge us. They bring us to ruin through what in us is good, gentle, humane, loving.”

“You have filled my tea with lumps of sugar, and though I asked most distinctly for bread and butter, you have given me cake. I am known for the gentleness of my disposition, and the extraordinary sweetness of my nature, but I warn you, Miss Cardew, you may go too far.”

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