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.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you thetruth. Oscar Wilde
I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. Oscar Wilde
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. Oscar Wilde
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. Oscar Wilde
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. Oscar Wilde
No man is rich enough to buy back his past. Oscar Wilde
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness Oscar Wilde
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde
In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself. Oscar Wilde
He is fairer than the morning star, and whiter than the moon. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven. Oscar Wilde
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde
Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. Oscar Wilde
The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes. Oscar Wilde
My first impressions of people are invariably right. right, people. Oscar Wilde
True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means. Oscar Wilde
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. Oscar Wilde
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. Oscar Wilde
Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die. Oscar Wilde
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands. Oscar Wilde
Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us. Oscar Wilde
To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. Oscar Wilde
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. Oscar Wilde
No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde
Men always want to be a woman's first love – women like to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde
You can only be yourself everybody else is taken. Oscar Wilde
The heart was made to be broken. Oscar Wilde
I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not defined by another person. Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde