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.

The one charm of the past is that it is the past. Oscar Wilde
Hearts live by being wounded. Oscar Wilde
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives. Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. Oscar Wilde
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. Oscar Wilde
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. Oscar Wilde
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
A kiss may ruin a human life. Oscar Wilde
Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones. Oscar Wilde
A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde
To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. Oscar Wilde
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it. Oscar Wilde
Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot. Oscar Wilde
To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. Oscar Wilde
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. Oscar Wilde
The only real people are the people who never existed. Oscar Wilde
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. Oscar Wilde
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. Oscar Wilde
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. Oscar Wilde
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
Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. Oscar Wilde
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a mans last romance. Oscar Wilde
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell Oscar Wilde
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. 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 condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. Oscar Wilde