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