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.'

And once, or twice, to throw the dice is a gentlemanly game, But he does not win who plays with Sin in the secret house of shame Oscar Wilde
Women treat us, men, like humanity treats gods and they worship us and keep bothering us to do something. Oscar Wilde
In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. Oscar Wilde
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. Oscar Wilde
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. Oscar Wilde
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography. Oscar Wilde
Disobedience is man's original virtue. Oscar Wilde
Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is human's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. Oscar Wilde
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. Oscar Wilde
The best one can say of modern creative art is that it is just a little less vulgar than reality Oscar Wilde
I think it's very healty to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. Oscar Wilde
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
Hear no evil, speak no evil and you’ll never be invited to a party. Oscar Wilde
The best revenge is to live well. Oscar Wilde
An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. Oscar Wilde
Women have become so highly educated... that nothing should surprise us nowadays, except happy marriages Oscar Wilde
Curious thing, plain women are always jealous of their husbands, beautiful women never are! Oscar Wilde
A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses. Oscar Wilde
Pain is not the ultimate mode of perfection. It is merely provisional and a protest. Oscar Wilde
Pain, unlike pleasure, wears no mask. Oscar Wilde
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.  Oscar Wilde
Punctuality is the thief of time. Oscar Wilde
The heart was made to be broken. Oscar Wilde
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. Oscar Wilde
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success. Oscar Wilde
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. Oscar Wilde
But then one regrets the loss even of one's worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one's personality. Oscar Wilde
To regret one's own experience is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experience is to put a lie into the lips of one's own lie. It is no less than a denial of the soul. Oscar Wilde

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