65 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde
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65 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is famous for his brilliant work in literature including ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Importance of Being Earnest”. He was very high-spirited, extremely energetic and enthusiastic. We content to share 65 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde. Read more about Oscar Wilde

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1

“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

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2

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”

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3

“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.”

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Oscar Wilde Wisdom Quotes

4

“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.”

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5
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

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6
“Hearts are made to be broken.”

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7
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

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8

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

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9

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

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Oscar Wilde Quotes on Education

10

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

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11

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

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12

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

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13
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

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14
“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

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15

“There are only two tragedies in life- one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”

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“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.”

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17

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

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18

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

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19
“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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20
“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.”

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21
“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”

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22

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

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23

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

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24

“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”

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25

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

65 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde
Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde

26

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

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27

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

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28

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

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29

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

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30

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

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Best Wisdom Quotes of Oscar Wilde

31

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

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32

“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”

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33

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

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34

“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”

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35
“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”

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36

“The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.”

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37

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

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38

“If a work of art is rich & vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.”

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39

“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.”

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40

“Arguments must be avoided;
they are always indecent and usually convincing.”

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41

“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

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42

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

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43

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

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44

“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”

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45

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

Some Interesting Facts about Oscar Wilde:

  • Oscar Wilde had written only one novel in his entire life which was “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
  • He was put up in the lock-up for his attempt to sue John Douglas for defamation.
  • He had written many essays while staying in Jail.
  • Oscar Wilde is usually attributed for his famous quote: ‘Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.’ However, this was never proven and there is no evidence that he ever said this.
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46

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

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47

“Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods. Beauty is the symbol of symbols, Beauty unveils everything because it expresses nothing. When it shows us itself, it shows us the whole fiery-coloured world.”

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48

“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”

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49

“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.”

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50

“Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.”

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Famous Quotes of Oscar Wilde

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51

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

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52

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

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53

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

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54

“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.”

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55

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

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Best Quotes of Oscar Wilde on ethics

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56

“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.”

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57

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

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58

“London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce the serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don’t know.”

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59

“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.”

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60

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

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61

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

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62

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.”

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63

“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.

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64

“Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.”

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65

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”

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