Oscar Wilde Quotes


Best 53 Quotes by Oscar Wilde – Page 1 of 2

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

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

“A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.”

“A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”

“A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.”

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

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

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

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

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm.”

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”

“Everything popular is wrong.”

“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?”

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

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

“I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”

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

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“No good deed goes unpunished.”

“One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.”

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

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

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