Oscar Wilde Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
the-condition-of-perfection-is-idleness-the-aim-of-perfection-is-youth
i-do-not-approve-of-anything-which-tampers-with-natural-ignorance
consistency-is-the-last-refuge-of-the-unimaginative
conversation-about-the-weather-is-the-last-refuge-of-the-unimaginative
i-can-believe-anything-provided-it-is-incredible
looking-good-and-dressing-well-is-a-necessity-having-a-purpose-in-life-is-not
anybody-can-sympathize-with-the-sufferings-of-a-friend-but-it-requires-a-very-fine-nature-to-sympathize-with-a-friends-success
moderation-is-a-fatal-thing-nothing-succeeds-like-excess
he-lives-the-poetry-that-he-cannot-write-the-others-write-the-poetry-that-they-dare-not-realise
few-parents-nowadays-pay-any-regard-to-what-their-children-say-to-them-the-old-fashioned-respect-for-the-young-is-fast-dying-out
children-begin-by-loving-their-parents-as-they-grow-older-they-judge-them-sometimes-they-forgive-them
the-only-difference-between-a-caprice-and-a-lifelong-passion-is-that-the-caprice-lasts-a-little-longer
do-not-be-afraid-of-the-past-if-people-tell-you-that-it-is-irrevocable-do-not-believe-them
no-man-is-rich-enough-to-buy-back-his-past
ones-past-is-what-one-is-it-is-the-only-way-by-which-people-should-be-judged
put-your-talent-into-your-work-but-your-genius-into-your-life
whenever-a-man-does-a-thoroughly-stupid-thing-it-is-always-from-the-noblest-motives
one-can-give-a-really-unbiased-opinion-only-about-things-that-do-not-interest-one
in-all-matters-of-opinion-our-adversaries-are-insane
a-pessimist-is-somebody-who-complains-about-the-noise-when-opportunity-knocks
i-welcome-this-opportunity-of-pricking-the-bloated-bladder-of-lies-with-the-poniard-of-truth
the-basis-of-optimism-is-sheer-terror
between-the-optimist-and-the-pessimist-the-difference-is-droll-the-optimist-sees-the-doughnut-the-pessimist-the-hole
everything-in-the-world-is-about-sex-except-sex-sex-is-about-power
if-the-poor-only-had-profiles-there-would-be-no-difficulty-in-solving-the-problem-of-poverty
discontent-is-the-first-step-in-the-progress-of-a-man-or-a-nation
when-the-gods-wish-to-punish-us-they-answer-our-prayers
questions-are-never-indiscreet-answers-sometimes-are
it-is-what-you-read-when-you-dont-have-to-that-determines-what-you-will-be-when-you-cant-help-it
while-we-look-to-the-dramatist-to-give-romance-to-realism-we-ask-of-the-actor-to-give-realism-to-romance
the-only-real-people-are-the-people-who-never-existed
only-dull-people-are-brilliant-at-breakfast
the-public-have-an-insatiable-curiosity-to-know-everything-except-what-is-worth-knowing
pessimist-one-who-when-he-has-the-choice-of-two-evils-chooses-both
my-duty-as-a-gentleman-has-never-interfered-with-my-pleasures-in-the-smallest-degree
simple-pleasures-are-always-the-last-refuge-of-the-complex
there-are-two-ways-of-disliking-poetry-one-way-is-to-dislike-it-the-other-is-to-read-pope
judges-like-the-criminal-classes-have-their-lighter-moments
i-can-stand-brute-force-but-brute-reason-is-quite-unbearable-there-is-something-unfair-about-its-use-it-is-hitting-below-the-intellect
ones-real-life-is-often-the-life-that-one-does-not-lead
with-an-evening-coat-and-a-white-tie-anybody-even-a-stockbroker-can-gain-a-reputation-for-being-civilized
one-can-survive-everything-nowadays-except-death-and-live-down-anything-except-a-good-reputation
women-have-a-much-better-time-than-men-in-this-world-there-are-far-more-things-forbidden-to-them
genius-is-born-not-paid
ridicule-is-the-tribute-paid-to-the-genius-by-the-mediocrities
i-have-nothing-to-declare-except-my-genius
i-have-nothing-to-declare-but-my-genius
a-man-who-does-not-think-for-himself-does-not-think-at-all
punctuality-is-the-thief-of-time
it-is-perfectly-monstrous-the-way-people-go-about-nowadays-saying-things-against-one-behind-ones-back-that-are-absolutely-and-entirely-true
a-thing-is-not-necessarily-true-because-a-man-dies-for-it
the-way-of-paradoxes-is-the-way-of-truth
the-pure-and-simple-truth-is-rarely-pure-and-never-simple
truth-in-matters-of-religion-is-simply-the-opinion-that-has-survived
if-one-tells-the-truth-one-is-sure-sooner-or-later-to-be-found-out
the-worst-form-of-tyranny-the-world-has-ever-known-the-tyranny-of-the-weak-over-the-strong-it-is-the-only-tyranny-that-lasts
fashion-is-a-form-of-ugliness-so-intolerable-that-we-have-to-alter-it-every-six-months
in-this-world-there-are-only-two-tragedies-one-is-not-getting-what-one-wants-and-the-other-is-getting-it
i-can-believe-anything-as-long-as-it-is-incredible
what-seems-to-us-bitter-trials-are-often-blessings-in-disguise
these-days-man-knows-the-price-of-everything-but-the-value-of-nothing
the-worst-vice-of-a-fanatic-is-his-sincerity
skepticism-is-the-beginning-of-faith
i-dont-at-all-like-knowing-what-people-say-of-me-behind-my-back-it-makes-me-far-too-conceited
when-one-is-in-love-one-always-begins-by-deceiving-ones-self-and-one-always-ends-by-deceiving-others-that-is-what-world-calls-a-romance
the-final-mystery-is-oneself
there-is-luxury-in-self-reproach-when-we-blame-ourselves-we-feel-no-one-else-has-a-right-to-blame-us
all-charming-people-i-fancy-are-spoiled-it-is-the-secret-of-their-attraction
why-was-i-born-with-such-contemporaries
the-well-bred-contradict-other-people-the-wise-contradict-themselves
the-aim-of-life-is-selfdevelopment-to-realize-ones-nature-perfectly-that-is-what-each-of-us-is-here-for
only-the-shallow-know-themselves
my-great-mistake-the-fault-for-which-i-cant-forgive-myself-is-that-one-day-i-ceased-my-obstinate-pursuit-of-my-own-individuality
there-are-many-things-that-we-would-throw-away-if-we-were-not-afraid-that-others-might-pick-them-up
seriousness-is-the-only-refuge-of-the-shallow
seriousness-is-the-last-refuge-of-the-shallow
it-is-a-curious-fact-that-people-are-never-so-trivial-as-when-they-take-themselves-seriously
extravagance-is-the-luxury-of-the-poor-penury-is-the-luxury-of-the-rich
to-get-back-my-youth-i-would-do-anything-in-the-world-except-take-exercise-get-up-early-or-be-respectable
anybody-can-be-good-in-the-country
men-become-old-but-they-never-become-good
the-world-was-my-oyster-but-i-used-the-wrong-fork-oscar-wilde
you-know-what-a-womans-curiosity-is
wickedness-is-a-myth-invented-by-good-people-to-account-for-the-curious-attractiveness-of-others
good-resolutions-are-simply-checks-that-men-draw-on-a-bank-where-they-have-no-account
there-is-a-luxury-in-selfreproach-when-we-blame-ourselves-we-feel-that-no-one-else-has-a-right-to-blame-us
every-portrait-that-is-painted-with-feeling-is-a-portrait-of-the-artist-not-of-the-sitter
the-only-way-to-get-rid-of-a-temptation-is-to-yield-to-it
i-am-so-clever-that-sometimes-i-dont-understand-a-single-word-of-what-i-am-saying
we-all-live-in-the-gutter-but-some-of-us-are-looking-up-at-the-stars
friendship-is-far-more-tragic-than-love-it-lasts-longer
a-true-friend-stabs-you-in-the-front
memory-is-the-diary-that-we-all-carry-about-with-us
my-own-business-always-bores-me-to-death-i-prefer-other-peoples
all-trials-are-trials-for-ones-life-just-as-all-sentences-are-sentences-of-death
there-are-only-two-kinds-of-people-who-are-really-fascinating-people-who-know-absolutely-everything-and-people-who-know-absolutely-nothing
murder-is-always-a-mistake-one-should-never-do-anything-one-cannot-talk-about-after-dinner
men-of-thoughts-should-have-nothing-to-do-with-action
a-man-cannot-reason-with-the-woman-he-loves-he-cares-about-her-too-much