Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar wilde quotes

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) or simply known as Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. Today, he is best rememebered for his epigrams, plays, and his circumstantial life. Here I have compiled some of the best oscar wilde quotes, hope you like the compilation and share it with your friends.

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Oscar Wilde

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
Oscar Wilde

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

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Oscar Wilde

Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Oscar Wilde

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Oscar Wilde

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

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Oscar Wilde

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde

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

I have nothing to declare except my genuis.
Oscar Wilde

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

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.
Oscar Wilde

In married life three is company and two none.
Oscar Wilde

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
Oscar Wilde

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Oscar Wilde

It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde

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

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Oscar Wilde

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
Oscar Wilde

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

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Oscar Wilde

One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
Oscar Wilde

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

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde

Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.
Oscar Wilde

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

There is always something infinitely mean about other people’s tragedies.
Oscar Wilde

There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.
Oscar Wilde

Those whom the gods love grow young.
Oscar Wilde

True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

Why was I born with such contemporaries?
Oscar Wilde

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar Wilde

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