Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-10-16 1900-11-30) was an Irish playwright, poet and author of essays and novels.
Found 434 thoughts of Oscar Wilde

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.

Oscar Wilde

I may have said the same thing before...but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.

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

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

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

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

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

Oscar Wilde

The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.

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 world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde

All great ideas are dangerous.

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Those whom the gods love grow young.

Oscar Wilde

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.

Oscar Wilde

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Oscar Wilde

From the point of view of literature Mr. Kipling is a genius who drops his aspirates. From the point of view of life, he is a reporter who knows vulgarity better than any one has ever known it.

Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Oscar Wilde

The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.

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Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

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As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.

Oscar Wilde

The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.

Oscar Wilde

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.

Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

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