【Top 106】Oscar Wilde Quotes

Collection of Oscar Wilde Quotes at CollectiveQuotes.

Oscar Wilde Quotes
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

1.    No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


2.    A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

3.    No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

4.    Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

5.    Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

6.    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
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

7.    It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

8.    All art is quite useless.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


9.    The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

10.    It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

11.    What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

12.    Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Oscar Wilde Arguments are extremely vulgar for everyone in good
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

13.    There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

14.    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

15.    Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

16.    Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


17.    Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

18.    One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

19.    Biography lends to death a new terror.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

20.    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
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

21.    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
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

22.    Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

23.    Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

24.    Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


25.    Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Oscar Wilde I want my food dead Not sick not dying
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

26.    I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

27.    Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

28.    The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

29.    True friends stab you in the front.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

30.    An excellent man he has no enemies and none of his friends like him.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

31.    He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

32.    Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


33.    Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

34.    I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Our other interesting quotes for your reference Yancy Butler Quotes

35.    I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

36.    It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

37.    I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

38.    It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Oscar Wilde Men always want to be a womans first love   women
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

39.    Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

40.    I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


41.    If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

42.    If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

43.    Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

44.    The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

45.    When good Americans die they go to Paris.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

46.    The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

47.    Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

48.    In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


49.    A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

50.    Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

51.    The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

52.    Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

53.    This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

54.    It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

55.    The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

56.    To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


57.    Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

58.    Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

59.    Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

60.    When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

61.    There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

62.    There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

63.    If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

64.    The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


65.    I put all my genius into my life I put only my talent into my works.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

66.    The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

67.    One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

68.    In married life three is company and two none.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

69.    To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Our other interesting quotes for your reference 【Top 30】Martin Scorsese Quotes

70.    Who, being loved, is poor?    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

71.    Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

72.    One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


73.    A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

74.    I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

75.    Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

76.    When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

77.    Hatred is blind, as well as love.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

78.    There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

79.    Those whom the gods love grow young.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

80.    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.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


81.    There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

82.    How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

83.    Men marry because they are tired women, because they are curious both are disappointed.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

84.    Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

85.    There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

86.    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

87.    All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

88.    A poet can survive everything but a misprint.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


89.    Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

90.    It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

91.    Success is a science if you have the conditions, you get the result.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

92.    Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

93.    If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

94.    Society exists only as a mental concept in the real world there are only individuals.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

95.    I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

96.    If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


97.    The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

98.    Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

99.    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

100.    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

101.    The truth is rarely pure and never simple.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

102.    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
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

103.    Women are made to be loved, not understood.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

104.    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


Our other interesting quotes for your reference Geoffrey Rush Quotes

105.    Work is the curse of the drinking classes.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

106.    A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.    —   Oscar Wilde
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

If you like Oscar Wilde Quotes, please share it on social media. Biographical details of Oscar Wilde are available in wikipedia here.