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75 Best Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Famous Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and writer and he become one of the most famous play writers. He in printed quite a lot of complimented works such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is remembered for his plays and words quoted, here is a list of best quotes by Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “I can resist anything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde
  3. “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde
  4. “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.” – Oscar Wilde
  5. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.” – Oscar Wilde
  6. “The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” – Oscar Wilde
  7. “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde
  8. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde
  9. “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” – Oscar Wilde
  10. “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” – Oscar Wilde
  11. “No good deed goes unpunished.” – Oscar Wilde
  12. “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” – Oscar Wilde
  13. “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
  14. “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
  15. “ Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.” – Oscar Wilde
  16. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  17. “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” – Oscar Wilde
  18. “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” – Oscar Wilde
  19. “To define is to limit.” – Oscar Wilde
  20. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde
  21. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
  22. “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” – Oscar Wilde
  23. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde
  24. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” – Oscar Wilde
  25. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” – Oscar Wilde
  26. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde
  27. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde
  28. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
  29. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
  30. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Oscar Wilde
  31. “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
  32. “I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.” – Oscar Wilde
  33. “A good friend will always stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde
  34. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Oscar Wilde
  35. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
  36. “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde
  37. “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” – Oscar Wilde
  38. “I am not young enough to know everything.” – Oscar Wilde
  39. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” – Oscar Wilde
  40. “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” – Oscar Wilde
  41. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde
  42. “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
  43. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde
  44. “You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.” – Oscar Wilde
  45. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde
  46. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
  47. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde
  48. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde
  49. “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde
  50. “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.” – Oscar Wilde
  51. “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” – Oscar Wilde
  52. “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
  53. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde
  54. “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
  55. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde
  56. “The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.” – Oscar Wilde
  57. “Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.” – Oscar Wilde
  58. “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
  59. “Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.” – Oscar Wilde
  60. “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” – Oscar Wilde
  61. “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” – Oscar Wilde
  62. “There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.” – Oscar Wilde
  63. “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” – Oscar Wilde
  64. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde
  65. “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
  66. “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.” – Oscar Wilde
  67. “The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.” – Oscar Wilde
  68. “It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.” – Oscar Wilde
  69. “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde
  70. “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
  71. “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.” – Oscar Wilde
  72. “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
  73. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” – Oscar Wilde
  74. “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
  75. “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

Above are some of the brilliant quotes by Oscar Wilde, if you have more of his quotes do feel free to share with your comments.