Top Quotes of Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Oscar Wilde

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Oscar Wilde

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Oscar Wilde

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Oscar Wilde

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

There is no sin except stupidity.
There is no sin except stupidity.

There is no sin except stupidity.
Oscar Wilde

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
Oscar Wilde

I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.
Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Oscar Wilde

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
Oscar Wilde

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

A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar Wilde

All art is quite useless.
Oscar Wilde
True friends stab you in the front.
~Oscar Wilde

True friends stab you in the front.
True friends stab you in the front.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.
Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Oscar Wilde

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
Oscar Wilde

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

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Oscar Wilde

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
Oscar Wilde

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Oscar Wilde

One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
Oscar Wilde

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
Oscar Wilde

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

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
Oscar Wilde
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

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

Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
Oscar Wilde

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Oscar Wilde

Everything popular is wrong.
Oscar Wilde

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

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Oscar Wilde

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Oscar Wilde

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde

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

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
Oscar Wilde

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
Oscar Wilde

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
Oscar Wilde

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

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
Oscar Wilde

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

I am not young enough to know everything.
I am not young enough to know everything.

 

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

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

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Oscar Wilde

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