Best Quotes Of Oscar Wilde Quotes



Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

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

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde

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

Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Oscar Wilde

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Oscar Wilde

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.
Oscar Wilde

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
Oscar Wilde

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Oscar Wilde

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
Oscar Wilde

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
Oscar Wilde

Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.
Oscar Wilde


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