Quotation Explorer - 'Oscar Wilde'

One's real life is often the life that one does not lead. - Oscar Wilde
Give women the right opportunities and they are capable of everything. - Oscar Wilde
A flower blossoms for its own joy. - Oscar Wilde
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. - Oscar Wilde
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde
There is no sin except stupidity. - Oscar Wilde
Literature always anticipates life. It doesn't copy it but moulds it to it's purpose. - Oscar Wilde
Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. - Oscar Wilde
My wallpaper and i are fighting a duel to death. One or the other has to go. - 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
They spoil every romance by trying to make it last for ever. It is a meaningless word, too. The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer. - Oscar Wilde
People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately. - Oscar Wilde
Punctuality is the thief of time - Oscar Wilde
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. - Oscar Wilde
I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. - Oscar Wilde
And if life be, as it surely is, a problem to me, I am no less a problem to life. - Oscar Wilde
Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword! - 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
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. - Oscar Wilde
Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude. - Oscar Wilde
Being natural is simply a pose. - Oscar Wilde
High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman. - Oscar Wilde
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection. - Oscar Wilde
Do not speak ill of society, Algie. Only people who can't get in do that. - Oscar Wilde
To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less. - Oscar Wilde
No man is rich enough to buy back his past. - 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
The very essence of love is uncertainty. - Oscar Wilde
A woman who cannot make her mistakes charming, is only a female. - Oscar Wilde
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic. - Oscar Wilde
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody. - Oscar Wilde
Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. - Oscar Wilde
One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar. - Oscar Wilde
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. - Oscar Wilde
There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. - Oscar Wilde
So with curious eyes and sick surmiseWe watched him day by day,And wondered if each one of usWould end the self-same way,For none can tell to what red HellHis sightless soul may stray. - Oscar Wilde
Biography lends to death a new terror. - Oscar Wilde
I sometimes think that God, in creating man, overestimated His ability. - Oscar Wilde
Journalism is unreadable, and literature is unread. - Oscar Wilde
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. - Oscar Wilde
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. - Oscar Wilde
The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties. - Oscar Wilde
One could never pay too high a price for any sensation. - Oscar Wilde
In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer. - Oscar Wilde
Men always want to be a woman`s first love - women like to be a man`s last romance. - Oscar Wilde
Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance. - Oscar Wilde
It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world - Oscar Wilde
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated. - Oscar Wilde
But neither milk-white rose nor red May bloom in prison air;The shard, the pebble, and the flint, Are what they give us there:For flowers have been known to heal A common man's despair. - Oscar Wilde
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
Dreamers can find their way by moonlight and their only punishment is that they see the dawn before the rest of the world. - Oscar Wilde
Oh! don't use big words. They mean so little. - Oscar Wilde
Men always want to be a woman's first love, -women want to be a man's last romance. - Oscar Wilde
The curves of your lips rewrite history. - Oscar Wilde
America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up. - Oscar Wilde
To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity. - Oscar Wilde
A woman begins by resisting a man's advances, and ends by blocking his retreat. - Oscar Wilde
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. - Oscar Wilde
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. - Oscar Wilde
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. - Oscar Wilde
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. - Oscar Wilde
I'm too old to know everything - Oscar Wilde
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde
Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. - Oscar Wilde
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal. - Oscar Wilde
Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. - Oscar Wilde
Alas, I am dying beyond my means. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling I have always cultivated. - Oscar Wilde
Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. - Oscar Wilde
Erfahrung das ist der Name, dem ein jeder seinen Fehlern gibt. - Oscar Wilde
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional. - Oscar Wilde
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. - Oscar Wilde
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue cleverer than another. - Oscar Wilde
All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their own peril. - Oscar Wilde
Anybody can sympathise with the suffering of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. - Oscar Wilde
I wrote when I did not know life;now that I know life, I have no more to say. - Oscar Wilde
The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. - Oscar Wilde
If England treats her criminals the way she has treated me, she doesn't deserve to have any. - Oscar Wilde
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. - Oscar Wilde
Imagination is a quality that was given to man compensate him from whats not. The sense of humor was given to console him from what is. - Oscar Wilde
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde
Experience...is simply the name we give our mistakes. - Oscar Wilde
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. - Oscar Wilde
To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. - Oscar Wilde
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. - Oscar Wilde
Chastity is the greatest form of perversion. - Oscar Wilde
Failure is only the name that we give to our mistakes."- - Oscar Wilde
My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go. - Oscar Wilde
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it. - Oscar Wilde
People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately. - Oscar Wilde
Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered. - Oscar Wilde
Knowledge would be fatal, it is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things beautiful. - Oscar Wilde
I drink to separate my body from my soul. - Oscar Wilde
I can resist anything but temptation. - Oscar Wilde
In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. - Oscar Wilde
A fi bun inseamna a fi in armonie cu tine insuti. Disonanta inseamna a fi in armonie cu altii - Oscar Wilde
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. - Oscar Wilde
Out of the unreal shadows of the night comes back the real life that we had known - Oscar Wilde
Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. - Oscar Wilde
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. - Oscar Wilde
A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. - Oscar Wilde
When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring. - Oscar Wilde
I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a word of what I'm saying. - Oscar Wilde
Pleasure is the only thing one should live for, nothing ages like happiness. - Oscar Wilde
America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself. - Oscar Wilde
As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. - Oscar Wilde
Además, las mujeres están mejor preparadas que los hombres para soportar penas... Viven de emociones; no piensan más que en eso - Oscar Wilde
كل منا يدمر الأشياء التي يحبهامن خلال هذا العالم الحديثفنضع المال والعمل في المقام الأولبينما نضع من نحب في المقام الثالث - Oscar Wilde
Bad artists always admire each others work. - Oscar Wilde
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. - Oscar Wilde
If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. - Oscar Wilde
No good deed goes unpunished. - Oscar Wilde
In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor. - Oscar Wilde
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. - Oscar Wilde
Eduaction 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
The English novels are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. But one should not be too severe on them. They show a want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study. - Oscar Wilde
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything. - Oscar Wilde
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. - Oscar Wilde
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want? - Oscar Wilde
I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones. - Oscar Wilde
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. - Oscar Wilde
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read - Oscar Wilde
Are ALL men bad?Oh, all of them, my dear, all of them, without any exception. And they never grow any better. Men become old, but they never become good.. - Oscar Wilde
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. - Oscar Wilde
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. - Oscar Wilde
Si quiere usted viciar un carácter no tiene más que hacer que intentar reformarlo. - Oscar Wilde
A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. - Oscar Wilde
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde
Brothers? Oh, I hate brothers. My older brother just doesn't know when to die, and my younger brothers seem to do nothing but. - Oscar Wilde
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. - Oscar Wilde
When I was young, I thought money was the most important thing in life. Now, when I'm old, I know it is. - Oscar Wilde
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. - Oscar Wilde
Hearts Live By Being Wounded - Oscar Wilde
One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing. - Oscar Wilde
But I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. - 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
Младите хора си представят, че парите са всичко. А когато остареят, се уверяват в това. - Oscar Wilde
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. - Oscar Wilde
Life is too important to be taken seriously. - Oscar Wilde
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. - Oscar Wilde
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. - Oscar Wilde
I like men who have a future and women who have a past. - Oscar Wilde
The heart was made to be broken. - Oscar Wilde
The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it. - Oscar Wilde
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. - Oscar Wilde
Morality does not help me. I am a born antinomian...I see that there is nothing wrong in what one does. I see that there is something wrong in what one becomes. - Oscar Wilde
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. - Oscar Wilde
The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer. - Oscar Wilde
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. - Oscar Wilde
Beauty is a form of genius--is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. - Oscar Wilde
He hadn't a single redeeming vice. - Oscar Wilde
You came to me to learn the Pleasure of Life and the Pleasure of Art. Perhaps I am chosen to teach you something much more wonderful, the meaning of Sorrow and its beauty. - Oscar Wilde
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. - Oscar Wilde
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands. - Oscar Wilde
Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. - Oscar Wilde
I have no objection to anyone’s sex life as long as they don’t practice it in the street and frighten the horses. - 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
But what is the difference between literature and journalism? ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all. - Oscar Wilde
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. - Oscar Wilde
Action: the last resource of those who know not how to dream. - 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
Se enamoró cada vez más de su propia belleza, y se interesó cada vez más por la corrupción de su alma. - Oscar Wilde
I don't like principles. I prefer prejudices. - Oscar Wilde
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. - Oscar Wilde
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde
She is a peacock in everything but beauty. - Oscar Wilde
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde
The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing. - Oscar Wilde
Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer. - Oscar Wilde
About foxhunting: The unspeakable chasing the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. - Oscar Wilde
Romantic literature is in effect imaginative lying. - Oscar Wilde
Only the shallow know themselves. - Oscar Wilde
Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. - Oscar Wilde
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art. - Oscar Wilde
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship; and it is by far the best ending for one. - Oscar Wilde
The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. - Oscar Wilde
There are two ways to dislike poetry: One is to dislike it; the other is to read Pope. - Oscar Wilde
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief. - Oscar Wilde
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. - Oscar Wilde
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. - Oscar Wilde
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise - Oscar Wilde
nothing that is worth knowing can be taught - Oscar Wilde
You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. - Oscar Wilde
Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist. - Oscar Wilde
Work is the curse of the drinking classes. - Oscar Wilde
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. - Oscar Wilde
There are many things that we would throw away, if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. - Oscar Wilde
I don't want to earn my living, I want to live. - Oscar Wilde
Live the wonderful life that is in you. - Oscar Wilde
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde
I don't play accurately-any one can play accurately- but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life. - Oscar Wilde
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. - Oscar Wilde
Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. And that makes me quite nervous. - Oscar Wilde
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
I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. - Oscar Wilde
The Noblest form of Affection - Oscar Wilde
Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. - Oscar Wilde
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy. - Oscar Wilde
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, and the young know everything. - Oscar Wilde
The only possible form of exercise is to talk, not to walk. - Oscar Wilde
Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people. - Oscar Wilde
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. - Oscar Wilde
Life imitates art more than art imitates life. - 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
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. - Oscar Wilde
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live. - Oscar Wilde
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. - Oscar Wilde
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry. - Oscar Wilde
Work is the curse of the drinking class. - Oscar Wilde
Ah! Happy they whose hearts can breakAnd peace of pardon win!How else may man make straight his pathAnd cleanse his soul from sin?How else but through a broken heartMay the Lord Christ enter in? - Oscar Wilde
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing. - Oscar Wilde
All I want now is to look at life. - Oscar Wilde
I have been right, Basil, haven’t I, to take my love out of poetry, and to find my wife in Shakespeare’s plays? Lips that Shakespeare taught to speak have whispered their secret in my ear. I have had the arms of Rosalind around me, and kissed Juliet on the mouth. - Oscar Wilde
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde
A kiss may ruin a human life - Oscar Wilde
The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
I am very pleased you like my stories. They are studies in prose, put for Romance's sake into fanciful form: meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find simplicity in a subtle strangeness. - Oscar Wilde
Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex. - 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
Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. - Oscar Wilde
You are perfectly right in making some slight alteration. Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. - Oscar Wilde
A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public are to him non-existent - Oscar Wilde
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. - Oscar Wilde
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. - Oscar Wilde
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. - Oscar Wilde
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give really unbiased opinions, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless. - Oscar Wilde
Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known. - Oscar Wilde
When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. - Oscar Wilde
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. - Oscar Wilde
Who, being loved, is poor? - Oscar Wilde
Memory is the diary we all carry about with us. - Oscar Wilde
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. - Oscar Wilde
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. - Oscar Wilde
To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life. - Oscar Wilde
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects. - Oscar Wilde
The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality. - Oscar Wilde
Few of our modern novelists dare to invent a single thing. It is an open secret that they don't know how to do it. - Oscar Wilde
I'm a man of simple tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best. - Oscar Wilde
Moral grounds are always the last refuge of people who have no sense of beauty. - Oscar Wilde
The best way to make children good is to make them happy. - Oscar Wilde
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. - Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. - Oscar Wilde
The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life. - Oscar Wilde
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. - Oscar Wilde
Eᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ɪs ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ sᴇx, ᴇxᴄᴇᴘᴛ sᴇx. Sᴇx ɪs ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ! - Oscar Wilde
I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability. - Oscar Wilde
Wisdom comes with winters. - Oscar Wilde
Если человек о чем-то здраво судит - это верный знак того, что сам он в этой области недееспособен. - Oscar Wilde
Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. Health is the primary duty of life. - Oscar Wilde
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. - Oscar Wilde
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well worth remembering from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. - Oscar Wilde
...my dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing one never regrets are one's mistakes. - Oscar Wilde
The world is a stage and the play is badly cast. - Oscar Wilde
I have nothing to declare but my genius. - Oscar Wilde
Sin is the only real colour element left in modern life. - Oscar Wilde
When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money - Oscar Wilde
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities. - Oscar Wilde
All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde
The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. - Oscar Wilde
Science is the record of dead religions. - Oscar Wilde
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. - Oscar Wilde
Si no podéis disfrutar leyendo un libro repetidas veces, de nada sirve leerlo ni una sola vez. - Oscar Wilde
The one charm about the past is that it is the past. - Oscar Wilde
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's. - Oscar Wilde
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. - Oscar Wilde
Either this wallpaper goes, or I do. - Oscar Wilde
A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave. - Oscar Wilde
Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only the shallow people who do not judge by appearances. - Oscar Wilde
What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine. - Oscar Wilde
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. - Oscar Wilde
LADY BRACKNELLThis noise is extremely unpleasant. It sounds as if he was having an argument. I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing. - Oscar Wilde
Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not. - Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde
Imagination is a quality given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humaor is provided to console him from what he is. - Oscar Wilde
A arte é a mais intensa forma de individualismo que o mundo conhece. - Oscar Wilde
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. - Oscar Wilde
Genius is born--not paid. - Oscar Wilde
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. - Oscar Wilde
It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world. - Oscar Wilde
I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible. - Oscar Wilde
I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. - Oscar Wilde
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. - 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
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. - Oscar Wilde
A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life. - Oscar Wilde
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means. - Oscar Wilde
We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. - Oscar Wilde
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. - Oscar Wilde
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets. - Oscar Wilde
În această lume există două tragedii.Una e nu obţină ceea ce vrea omul, şi alta este obţină. - Oscar Wilde
It is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. - Oscar Wilde
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands. - Oscar Wilde
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde
The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding. - Oscar Wilde
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. - Oscar Wilde
The only excuse for creating something useless is that one admires it intensely. - Oscar Wilde
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. - Oscar Wilde
And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, None knew so well as I: For he who lives more lives than one More deaths than one must die. - Oscar Wilde
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. - Oscar Wilde
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. - Oscar Wilde
God and other artists are always a little obscure..... - Oscar Wilde
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays. - Oscar Wilde
Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream. - Oscar Wilde
Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success. - Oscar Wilde
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde: "I wish I had said that." Whistler: "You will, Oscar; you will. - Oscar Wilde
Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. - Oscar Wilde
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde
Nowadays 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
People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity. - Oscar Wilde
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth - Oscar Wilde
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable. - Oscar Wilde
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde
Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures. - Oscar Wilde
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. - Oscar Wilde
Would you like to know the great drama of my life? It is that I have put my genius into my life...I have put only my talent into my works. - Oscar Wilde
With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone. - Oscar Wilde
Nothing is so aggravating as calmness. - Oscar Wilde
He has never written a single book, so you can imagine how much he knows. - Oscar Wilde
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever. - Oscar Wilde
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. - Oscar Wilde
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. - Oscar Wilde
Crying is the refuge of plain women, but the ruin of pretty ones. - Oscar Wilde
You are more to me than any of them has any idea; you are the atmosphere of beauty through which I see life; you are the incarnation of all lovely things...I think of you day and night. ~ Letter to Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas - Oscar Wilde
A lily-girl, not made for this world’s pain. - Oscar Wilde
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. - Oscar Wilde
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. - Oscar Wilde
I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. - Oscar Wilde
And how delightful other people's emotions were!-much more delightful than their ideas, it seemed to him. One's own soul, and the passions of one's friends-those were the fascinating things in life. - Oscar Wilde
I love acting. It is so much more real than life. - Oscar Wilde
I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. - Oscar Wilde
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself. - Oscar Wilde
We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow. - Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde
Olvidar un hecho, es modificar el pasado. - Oscar Wilde
Friendship...is not something you learn in school,but if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship you really haven't learned anything. - Oscar Wilde
I have nothing to declare except my genius. - Oscar Wilde
With slouch and swing around the ringWe trod the Fools’ Parade!We did not care: we knew we wereThe Devils’ Own Brigade:And shaven head and feet of leadMake a merry masquerade. - Oscar Wilde
We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde
I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. - Oscar Wilde
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. - Oscar Wilde
There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. - 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
Sometimes it takes courage to give into temptation. - Oscar Wilde
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde
If the Socialism is Authoritarian; if there are Governments armed with economic power as they are now with political power; if, in a word, we are to have Industrial Tyrannies, then the last state of man will be worse than the first. - Oscar Wilde
Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. - Oscar Wilde
One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde
The problem with the common person is that he is so unbearably common! - Oscar Wilde
He is fairer than the morning star, and whiter than the moon. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven. - Oscar Wilde
I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement. - Oscar Wilde
One should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry. - Oscar Wilde
Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary. - Oscar Wilde
Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic. - Oscar Wilde
Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art - Oscar Wilde
I am not young enough to know everything. - Oscar Wilde
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. - Oscar Wilde
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. - Oscar Wilde
Humanity takes itself too seriously. It's the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, history would have been different. - Oscar Wilde
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. - Oscar Wilde
Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal. - 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
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do. - Oscar Wilde
Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. - Oscar Wilde
Why had it been left for a stranger to reveal him to himself? - Oscar Wilde
The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. - Oscar Wilde
Vile deeds like poison weeds bloom well in prison air, it is only what is good in man, that wastes and withers there. - Oscar Wilde
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. - Oscar Wilde
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others. - Oscar Wilde
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. - Oscar Wilde
The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial. - Oscar Wilde
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike. - Oscar Wilde
You can never be overdressed or overeducated. - Oscar Wilde
The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. - Oscar Wilde
When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it. - Oscar Wilde
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing, as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless. - 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
If you want to be a doormat you have to lay yourself down first. - Oscar Wilde
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. - Oscar Wilde
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. - Oscar Wilde
It is he who has broken the bond of marriage - not I. I only break its bondage. - Oscar Wilde
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility. - Oscar Wilde
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. - Oscar Wilde
Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself.She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. - Oscar Wilde
Why was I born with such contemporaries? - Oscar Wilde
Divorces are made in heaven. - Oscar Wilde
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. - Oscar Wilde
Realmente el amor es algo maravilloso: es más bello que las esmeraldas y más raro que los finos ópalos. - Oscar Wilde
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level. - Oscar Wilde
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. - Oscar Wilde
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. - Oscar Wilde
The basis for optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. - Oscar Wilde
The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. - Oscar Wilde
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