Oscar Wilde Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Oscar Wilde quotes, Oscar Wilde sayings, and Oscar Wilde proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde
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
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde
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
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde
Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary. Oscar Wilde
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. Oscar Wilde
I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. Oscar Wilde
Women are made to be loved, not understood. Oscar Wilde
Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders. Oscar Wilde
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Oscar Wilde
Life imitates art far more than art imitates life. Oscar Wilde
Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys. Oscar Wilde
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
The heart was made to be broken. Oscar Wilde
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. Oscar Wilde
You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. Oscar Wilde
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is. Oscar Wilde
After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. Oscar Wilde
Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone. Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde