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.'

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about. Oscar Wilde
Wherever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority. Oscar Wilde
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. Oscar Wilde
Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde
Duty is what one expects from others. Oscar Wilde
Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune. Oscar Wilde
Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness. Oscar Wilde
It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man's deeper nature is soon found out. Oscar Wilde
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde
The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde
Credit is a young man's capital. Oscar Wilde
It cricket requires one to assume such indecent postures. Oscar Wilde
We women adore failures. They lean on us. Oscar Wilde
Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. Oscar Wilde
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. Oscar Wilde
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. Oscar Wilde
Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde
An actor is part illusionist, part artist, part ham.  Oscar Wilde
The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. Oscar Wilde
The one charm about the past is that it is the past. But women never know when the curtain has fallen. Oscar Wilde
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde
Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old. Oscar Wilde
Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us. Oscar Wilde
It is better to repent a sin than regret the loss of a pleasure. Oscar Wilde
The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.  Oscar Wilde
It is very vulgar to talk about one's own business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then only at dinner parties. Oscar Wilde
Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people. Oscar Wilde
It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produced a false impression. Oscar Wilde
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy. Oscar Wilde