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65 Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life, Love And Other Things

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June 30th, 2018   |   Updated on March 18th, 2020

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

7. “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

 

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

 

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

 

10. “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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

23. “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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

29. “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

 

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

 

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



32. “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.”-Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

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

 

35. “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

 

36. “I can resist anything except temptation.”-Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

38. “To define is to limit.”-Oscar Wilde

 

39. “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

 

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

 

41. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.-Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

46. “Who, being loved, is poor?”-Oscar Wilde

 

47. “Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”-Oscar Wilde

 

48. “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”-Oscar Wilde

 

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



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

 

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

 

52. “I have nothing to declare except my genius.”-Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

56. “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

 

57. “No good deed goes unpunished.”-Oscar Wilde

 

58. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”-Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

60. “Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”-Oscar Wilde

 

61. “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”-Oscar Wilde

 

62. “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”-Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

64. “The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.”-Oscar Wilde

 

65. “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” -Oscar Wilde