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Motivational Oscar Wilde Quotes And Sayings

Oscar Wilde Quotes:- Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

William Wilde was Ireland’s leading photo-ophthalmologic (ear and eye) surgeon and was knighted in 1864 for his services as medical adviser and assistant commissioner to the censuses of Ireland.


Inspirational Oscar Wilde Quotes


“A critic should be taught to criticize a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.”-Oscar Wilde


“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


“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 be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.”-Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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


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


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


“A poet can survive everything but a misprint.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.”-Oscar Wilde


“Alas, I am dying beyond my means.”-Oscar Wilde


“All art is quite useless.”-Oscar Wilde


“All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


“Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”-Oscar Wilde


“Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.”-Oscar Wilde


“America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


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


“Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.”-Oscar Wilde


“Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realizes” for us that which we desire.”-Oscar Wilde


“Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.”-Oscar Wilde


“As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.”-Oscar Wilde


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“As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


“Biography lends to death a new terror.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“Charity creates a multitude of sins.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.”-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


“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“Everything popular is wrong.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


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


“Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.”-Oscar Wilde


“Hatred is blind, as well as love.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.”-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


“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 am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.”-Oscar Wilde


“I can resist everything except temptation.”-Oscar Wilde


“I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.”-Oscar Wilde


“I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.”-Oscar Wilde


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“I have never given adoration to anybody” except myself.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.”-Oscar Wilde


“I think it is perfectly natural for any artist to admire intensely and love a young man. It is an incident in the life of almost every artist.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


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


Humorous Oscar Wilde Quotes To Inspire You


“If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.”-Oscar Wilde


“If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.”-Oscar Wilde


“If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“In America, the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.”-Oscar Wilde


“In America, the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.”-Oscar Wilde


“In married life, three is company and two none.”-Oscar Wilde


“In modern life, nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


“It is always the unreadable that occurs.”-Oscar Wilde


“It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.”-Oscar Wilde


“It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.”-Oscar Wilde


“It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize” our perfection.”-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


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


“Let us have no machine-made ornament at all; it is all bad and worthless and ugly.”-Oscar Wilde


“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.”-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


“Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.”-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


Inspirational Oscar Wilde Quotes


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


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


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


“Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”-Oscar Wilde


“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”-Oscar Wilde


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


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


“Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”-Oscar Wilde


“Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.”-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 man is rich enough to buy back his past.”-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


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


“Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.”-Oscar Wilde


Top 50 Oscar Wilde Quotes On Relationships


“Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.”-Oscar Wilde


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


“One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.”-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


“Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.”-Oscar Wilde


“Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.”-Oscar Wilde


“She is a peacock in everything but beauty.”-Oscar Wilde