Quotes by Oscar Wilde

  • Women‍‍`s Corner
  • February 25, 2023

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s.

1. "Some people always know the price, but not the value" ~ Oscar Wilde

2. "The only one you need in your life is that person who shows you he needs you in his." ~ Oscar Wilde

3. "Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal." ~ Oscar Wilde

4. "Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." ~ Oscar Wilde

5. "Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life." ~ Oscar Wilde

6. "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back." ~ Oscar Wilde

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7. "Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars." ~ Oscar Wilde

8. "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring." ~ Oscar Wilde

9. "To define is to limit." ~ Oscar Wilde

10. "Learn to differentiate between ignorance and stupidity." ~ Oscar Wilde

11. "I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there." ~ Oscar Wilde

12. "Nature: a place where birds fly around uncooked" ~ Oscar Wilde

13. "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." ~ Oscar Wilde

14. "If you cannot prove a man wrong, don't panic. You can always call him names." ~ Oscar Wilde

15. "The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything." ~ Oscar Wilde

16. "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." ~ Oscar Wilde

17. "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." ~ Oscar Wilde

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

19. "I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man." ~ Oscar Wilde

20. "True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have." ~ Oscar Wilde

21. "Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals." ~ Oscar Wilde

22. "Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring." ~ Oscar Wilde

23. "Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit." ~ Oscar Wilde

24. "In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor." ~ Oscar Wilde

25. "Only the shallow know themselves." ~ Oscar Wilde

26. "Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world." ~ Oscar Wilde

27. "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

28. "Circumstances should never alter principles!" ~ Oscar Wilde

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29. "The moment that an artist takes notice of what other people want, and tries to supply the demand, he ceases to be an artist." ~ Oscar Wilde

30. "It is perfectly possible to get what you think you want and be miserable. It's possible too, to never get it but deeply enjoy the process of trying. In this world, there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." ~ Oscar Wilde

31. "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." ~ Oscar Wilde

32. "The only thing I cannot resist is temptation." ~ Oscar Wilde

33. "Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." ~ Oscar Wilde

34. "The secret to life is to enjoy the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived." ~ Oscar Wilde

35. "Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching." ~ Oscar Wilde

36. "To be popular one must be a mediocrity." ~ Oscar Wilde

37. "You are Beautiful when you are happy" ~ Oscar Wilde

38. "In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder." ~ Oscar Wilde

39. "Don't use big words. They mean so little." ~ Oscar Wilde

40. "Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship." ~ Oscar Wilde

41. "Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping." ~ Oscar Wilde

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42. "The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not its growth and development." ~ Oscar Wilde

43. "The only horrible thing in the world is ennui." ~ Oscar Wilde

44. "Just be your self. Everybody else is already taken." ~ Oscar Wilde

45. "Love is like a war; easy to start but hard to end and you never know where it might take you." ~ Oscar Wilde

46. "If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward." ~ Oscar Wilde

47. "To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love." ~ Oscar Wilde

48. "Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." ~ Oscar Wilde

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

50. "To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered." ~ Oscar Wilde

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