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50 Oscar Wilde Quotes On Life, Death And Love

These 50 Oscar Wilde quotes will inspire you to get up and take action, his life taught us to work hard and to chase after our passions. Oscar Wilde was an interesting man who was an Irish poet, and a playwright. Oscar Wilde was born on the 16th October 1854, lived until 30th November 1900. He was a famous writer and wrote in different forms throughout the 1880s, with time he became the most famous playwriter of all time, based in London, in the early 1890s.

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50 Oscar Wilde Quotes

  1. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Oscar Wilde
  2. “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” Oscar Wilde
  3. “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” Oscar Wilde
  4. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” Oscar Wilde

  5. Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.” Oscar Wilde

  6. “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” Oscar Wilde
  7. “To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” Oscar Wilde
  8. “Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” Oscar Wilde
  9. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde
  10. “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

  11. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde
  12. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” Oscar Wilde
  13. “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.” Oscar Wilde
  14. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” Oscar Wilde
  15. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” Oscar Wilde

  16. “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”Oscar Wilde
  17. “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.” Oscar Wilde
  18. “I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” Oscar Wilde
  19. “Live life with no excuses and travel with no regret.” Oscar Wilde
  20. “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.” Oscar Wilde

  21. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” Oscar Wilde
  22. “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” Oscar Wilde
  23. “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” Oscar Wilde
  24. “I am not young enough to know everything.” Oscar Wilde
  25. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde

  26. “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
  27. “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” Oscar Wilde
  28. “A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.” Oscar Wilde
  29. “The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.” Oscar Wilde
  30. “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” Oscar Wilde

  31. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” Oscar Wilde
  32. “One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.” Oscar Wilde
  33. “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
  34. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” Oscar Wilde
  35. “Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.” Oscar Wilde

  36. “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.” Oscar Wilde
  37. “Hearts are made to be broken.” Oscar Wilde
  38. “No good deed goes unpunished.” Oscar Wilde
  39. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde
  40. “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.” Oscar Wilde

  41. “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
  42. “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde
  43. “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
  44. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde
  45. “It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection.” Oscar Wilde

  46. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” Oscar Wilde
  47. “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” Oscar Wilde
  48. “I don’t say we all ought to misbehave. But we ought to look as if we could.” Oscar Wilde
  49. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” Oscar Wilde
  50. “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

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