50 Best Oscar Wilde Quotes

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1. “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


2. “Keep love in your heart. Life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”  -Oscar Wilde


3. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”  -Oscar Wilde


4. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”  -Oscar Wilde


5. “I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.”  -Oscar Wilde


6. “Who, being loved, is poor?”  -Oscar Wilde


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


8. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


10. “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.”  -Oscar Wilde


11. “Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.”  -Oscar Wilde


12. “Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things.”  -Oscar Wilde


13. “When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.”  -Oscar Wilde


14. “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”  -Oscar Wilde


15. “Any place you love is the world to you.”  -Oscar Wilde


16. “Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”  -Oscar Wilde


17. “The heart was made to be broken.”  -Oscar Wilde


18. “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.”  -Oscar Wilde


19. “True love suffers, and is silent. I remember myself once -But it is no matter now. Romance is a thing of the past.”  -Oscar Wilde


20. “The things one feels absolutely certain about are never true. That is the fatality of faith, and the lesson of romance.”  -Oscar Wilde


21. “There is no such thing as romance in our day, women have become too brilliant; nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


23. “The worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic.”  -Oscar Wilde


24. “Lo! with a little rod I did but touch the honey of romance – And must I lose a soul’s inheritance?”  -Oscar Wilde


25. “I had buried my romance in a bed of asphodel.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


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


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


29. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


31. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”  -Oscar Wilde


32. “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing!”  -Oscar Wilde


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


34. “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


35. “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


37. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”  -Oscar Wilde


38. “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


39. “No good deed goes unpunished.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


41. “I don’t want to earn my living, I want to live.”  -Oscar Wilde


42. “A good friend will always stab you in the front.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


44. “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


45. “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”  -Oscar Wilde


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


47. “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”  -Oscar Wilde


48. “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


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


50. “The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.”  -Oscar Wilde

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