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.'

She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman. Oscar Wilde
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. Oscar Wilde
Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious. Oscar Wilde
I like talking to a brick wall- it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me!  Oscar Wilde
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. Oscar Wilde
An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different. Oscar Wilde
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. Oscar Wilde
Some things are more precious because they don't last long. Oscar Wilde
A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. Oscar Wilde
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork. Oscar Wilde
To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomat - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil to mix in with one's vinegar. Oscar Wilde
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.  Oscar Wilde
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. Oscar Wilde
Nothing should be out of the reach of hope. Life is a hope. Oscar Wilde
Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal. Oscar Wilde
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. Oscar Wilde
The curves of your lips rewrite history. Oscar Wilde
Grass is hard and lumpy and damp, and full of dreadful black insects. Oscar Wilde
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde
Millionaire models are rare enough; but, by Jove, model millionaires are rarer still! Oscar Wilde
The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. Oscar Wilde
And, by the way, one of the most delightful things I find in America is meeting a people without prejudice -- everywhere open to the truth. Oscar Wilde
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. Oscar Wilde
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned. Oscar Wilde
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. Oscar Wilde
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. Oscar Wilde
Tread lightly, she is near under snow, speak gently, she can hear the daisies grow. Oscar Wilde
Every single work of art is the fulfillment of a prophecy; for every work of art is the conversion of an idea into an image. Oscar Wilde
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde