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Quotes by Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simp ... Read Full Quote
Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative. ... Read Full Quote
Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever t ... Read Full Quote
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. ... Read Full Quote
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothi ... Read Full Quote
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like ... Read Full Quote
True friends stab you in the front. ... Read Full Quote
All that I desire to point out is the general principle ... Read Full Quote
The basis of optimism is sheer terror. ... Read Full Quote
The cynic knows the price of everything and the value o ... Read Full Quote
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everyth ... Read Full Quote
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism ... Read Full Quote
Yet each man kills the thing he loves,By each let this ... Read Full Quote
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by ... Read Full Quote
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, t ... Read Full Quote
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but ... Read Full Quote
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we ha ... Read Full Quote
Biography lends to death a new terror. ... Read Full Quote
A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does no ... Read Full Quote
Arguments are to be avoided they are always vulgar and ... Read Full Quote
I am not young enough to know everything. ... Read Full Quote
America is the only country that went from barbarism to ... Read Full Quote
I always like to know everything about my new friends, ... Read Full Quote
Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much ... Read Full Quote
One should always play fairly when one has the winning ... Read Full Quote
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is ... Read Full Quote
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always g ... Read Full Quote
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little ... Read Full Quote
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and ... Read Full Quote
Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace. ... Read Full Quote
Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our l ... Read Full Quote
I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated ... Read Full Quote
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the m ... Read Full Quote
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. ... Read Full Quote
Why was I born with such contemporaries ... Read Full Quote
One should absorb the colour of life, but one should ne ... Read Full Quote
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be w ... Read Full Quote
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayer ... Read Full Quote
To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is ... Read Full Quote
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. ... Read Full Quote
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someon ... Read Full Quote
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It ... Read Full Quote
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the i ... Read Full Quote
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. ... Read Full Quote
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriousl ... Read Full Quote
I can resist anything but temptation. ... Read Full Quote
Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. ... Read Full Quote
One's real life is often the life that one does not lea ... Read Full Quote
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes ... Read Full Quote
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People ... Read Full Quote
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's n ... Read Full Quote
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at ... Read Full Quote
Work is the curse of the drinking classes. ... Read Full Quote
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a m ... Read Full Quote
One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who a ... Read Full Quote
We have really everything in common with America nowada ... Read Full Quote
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great de ... Read Full Quote
Only the shallow know themselves. ... Read Full Quote
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartiall ... Read Full Quote
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everyth ... Read Full Quote
But what is the difference between literature and journ ... Read Full Quote
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of t ... Read Full Quote
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common s ... Read Full Quote
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemie ... Read Full Quote
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is ... Read Full Quote
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fasc ... Read Full Quote
I love acting. It is so much more real than life. ... Read Full Quote
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintan ... Read Full Quote
I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incre ... Read Full Quote
Children begin by loving their parents as they grow old ... Read Full Quote
I like persons better than principles, and I like perso ... Read Full Quote
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourse ... Read Full Quote
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astr ... Read Full Quote
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. ... Read Full Quote
When a woman marries again, it is because she detested ... Read Full Quote
One can always be kind to people about whom one cares n ... Read Full Quote
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, ... Read Full Quote
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to ... Read Full Quote
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to ... Read Full Quote
There are many things that we would throw away if we we ... Read Full Quote
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, ... Read Full Quote
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. B ... Read Full Quote
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means. ... Read Full Quote
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is al ... Read Full Quote
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of the ... Read Full Quote