153 Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom
Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom


Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. Here are Oscar Wilde quotes and a short biography. His full name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde.

Oscar Wilde was born on 16 October 1854 at 21 Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. At university, Wilde read Greats; he exhibited himself to be an excellent classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, at that point at Oxford. He became related to the rising way of thinking of aestheticism, driven by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into stylish cultural and social circles.

As a representative for aestheticism, he took a stab at different literary activities: he published a book of sonnets, addressed in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and inside enhancement, and afterward came back to London where he worked productively as a columnist. Known for his gnawing mind, flashy dress and sparkling conversational aptitude, Wilde became one of the best-known characters of his day.

In the wake of writing in various structures all through the 1880s, the mid-1890s saw him become one of the most mainstream dramatists in London. He is best associated with his motto's and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the conditions of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", detainment, and early death at age 46. Check out the following best Oscar Wilde quotes on life, marriage, love, friendship, beauty, funny, death, and others.


Motivational Oscar Wilde Quotes


1. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde


2. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde
 
3. 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


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

4. The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde

5. A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. - Oscar Wilde

6. The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out. - Oscar Wilde

7. Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets. - Oscar Wilde

8. Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. - Oscar Wilde

9. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. - Oscar Wilde

10. They get up early, because they have so much to do, and go to bed early because they have so little to think about. - Oscar Wilde

11. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

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

13. Some things are too important to be taken seriously. - Oscar Wilde

14. Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. - Oscar Wilde



Oscar Wilde Famous Quotes


15. The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde

16. Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. - Oscar Wilde

17. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. - Oscar Wilde


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

Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

19. Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. - Oscar Wilde

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

21. You like every one; that is to say, you are indifferent to every one. - Oscar Wilde



Best Oscar Wilde Quotes and Sayings


22. There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

25. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

26. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. - Oscar Wilde

27. I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. - Oscar Wilde

28. If you want to be a doormat you have to lay yourself down first. - Oscar Wilde

29. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike. - Oscar Wilde

30. I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it. - Oscar Wilde



Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life and Happiness


31. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde

32. Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. - Oscar Wilde


33. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

34. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde

35. Biography lends to death a new terror. - Oscar Wilde

36. Life is a nightmare that prevents one from sleeping. - Oscar Wilde

37. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. - Oscar Wilde

38. Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. - Oscar Wilde

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

40. If you are not long, I will wait for you all my life. - Oscar Wilde

41. The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means. - Oscar Wilde

42. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

43. I love acting. It is so much more real than life. - Oscar Wilde

44. With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy? - Oscar Wilde

45. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it. - Oscar Wilde



Oscar Wilde Quotes About Love and Romance


46. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. - Oscar Wilde

47. It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. - Oscar Wilde

48. Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Love That Will Make You Wisdom

49. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. - Oscar Wilde

50. The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. - Oscar Wilde

51. A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. - Oscar Wilde

52. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. - Oscar Wilde

53. Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde

54. Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. - Oscar Wilde

55. Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. - Oscar Wilde

56. Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Love That Will Make You Wisdom

57. When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. - Oscar Wilde

58. Hearts are made to be broken. - Oscar Wilde

59. When you really want love you will find it waiting for you. - Oscar Wilde



Oscar Wilde Quotes About Death and Dream


60. 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. - Oscar Wilde

61. They've promised that dreams can come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too. - Oscar Wilde

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

63. My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's. - Oscar Wilde

64. 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


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


Oscar Wilde Quotes On DeathThat Will Make You Wisdom

66. I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself. - Oscar Wilde

67. I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. - Oscar Wilde

68. Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects. - Oscar Wilde

69. Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer. - Oscar Wilde

70. 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. - Oscar Wilde



Short Oscar Wilde Quotes and Captions


71. To define is to limit. - Oscar Wilde

72. I can resist anything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde

73. Every woman is a rebel. - Oscar Wilde

74. The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde

75. Everything popular is wrong. - Oscar Wilde

76. There is no sin except stupidity. - Oscar Wilde


77. Punctuality is the thief of time. - Oscar Wilde
 
78. Charity creates a multitude of sins. - Oscar Wilde


79. A kiss may ruin a human life. - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

80. Hearts Live By Being Wounded. - Oscar Wilde
 

81. Only the shallow know themselves. - Oscar Wilde

82. Everything in moderation, including moderation. - Oscar Wilde

83. All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde

84. Wisdom comes with winters. - Oscar Wilde

85. Who, being loved, is poor? - Oscar Wilde

86. Life is too short to learn German. - Oscar Wilde

87. Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. - Oscar Wilde



Oscar Wilde Quotes About Fashion


88. You can never be overdressed or overeducated. - Oscar Wilde

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


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Fashion That Will Make You Wisdom

90. 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. - Oscar Wilde

91. If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated. - Oscar Wilde



Deep Oscar Wilde Quotes and Sayings


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

93. Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

94. I am too fond of reading books to care to write them. - Oscar Wilde

95. Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. - Oscar Wilde

96. Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde

97. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. - Oscar Wilde

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


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

99. The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history. - Oscar Wilde

100. Some things are more precious because they don't last long. - Oscar Wilde

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

102. We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. - Oscar Wilde

103. Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them. - Oscar Wilde

104. A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. - Oscar Wild



Oscar Wilde Quotes On Friendship


105. A good friend will always stab you in the front. - Oscar Wilde

106. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. - Oscar Wilde

107. True friends stab you in the front. - Oscar Wilde

108. 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

109. I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. - Oscar Wilde

110. Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Friendship That Will Make You Wisdom

111. Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one. - Oscar Wilde

112. One has a right to judge a man by the effect he has over his friends. - Oscar Wilde

113. He has no enemies but is intensely disliked by his friends. - Oscar Wilde

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



Funny Oscar Wilde Quotes


115. I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. - Oscar Wilde

116. I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. - Oscar Wilde

117. No good deed goes unpunished. - Oscar Wilde

118. The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork. - Oscar Wilde

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

120. Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do. - Oscar Wilde

121. The world is a stage and the play is badly cast. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

122. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. - Oscar Wilde

123. There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde

124. I like men who have a future and women who have a past. - Oscar Wilde

125. Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. - Oscar Wilde

126. I am not young enough to know everything. - Oscar Wilde

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



Oscar Wilde Quotes On Marriage


128. Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. - Oscar Wilde

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

130. 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


131. One should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry. - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes On Marriage That Will Make You Wisdom

132. How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. - Oscar Wilde

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

134. I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact. - Oscar Wilde



Oscar Wilde Quotes On Beauty


135. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. - Oscar Wilde

136. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. - Oscar Wilde

137. A flower blossoms for its own joy. - Oscar Wilde

138. Its a beautiful woman's fate to be the subject of conversation where ever she goes. - Oscar Wilde

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



Wise Oscar Wilde Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)


140. 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

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

142. Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. - Oscar Wilde

143. 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

144. You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. - Oscar Wilde

145. Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. - Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life That Will Make You Wisdom

146. We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde

147. 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. - Oscar Wilde

148. After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations. - Oscar Wilde

149. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his. - Oscar Wilde

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

151. A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

152. Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde

153. The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. - Oscar Wilde


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