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.'

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or nation. Oscar Wilde
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde
Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde
And all men kill the thing they love, By all let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword. Oscar Wilde
When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars. Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
Sunsets are quite old fashioned. To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand, they go on. Oscar Wilde
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. Oscar Wilde
A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. Oscar Wilde
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. Oscar Wilde
Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success. Oscar Wilde
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. Oscar Wilde
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
Life is never fair . . . And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. Oscar Wilde
Sorrow, then, and all that it teaches one, is my new world. Oscar Wilde
My heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken: that is why God sends sorrow into the world. Oscar Wilde
For us, there is only one season, the season of Sorrow. Oscar Wilde
Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. Some day you will realize what this means. You will know nothing of life till you do. Oscar Wilde
For the life of man is a sorrow / And death is a relief from pain, / For love only lasts till tomorrow / And life without love is vain. Oscar Wilde
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde
Hearts Live By Being Wounded. Oscar Wilde
Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building. Oscar Wilde
Marriage is the one subject on which woman agree and all me disagree. Oscar Wilde
With the abolition of private property, marriage in its present form must disappear. Oscar Wilde
The proper basis for marriage is mutual understanding. Oscar Wilde
When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. Oscar Wilde