65 Oscar Wilde Quotes That Will Motivate You

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65 Best Oscar Wilde Quotes

1. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” – Oscar Wilde

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2. “To define is to limit.” – Oscar Wilde

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3. “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” – Oscar Wilde

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4. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde

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5. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

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6. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” – Oscar Wilde

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7. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde

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8. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Oscar Wilde

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9. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Oscar Wilde

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10. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

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11. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

12. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde

13. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” Oscar Wilde

14. “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.” Oscar Wilde

15. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde

16. “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde

17. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.” Oscar Wilde

18. “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” Oscar Wilde

19. “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”Oscar Wilde

20. “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” Oscar Wilde

21. “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”  Oscar Wilde

22. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde

23. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Oscar Wilde

24. “I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.” Oscar Wilde

25. “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” Oscar Wilde

26. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” Oscar Wilde

27. “A good friend will always stab you in the front.” Oscar Wilde

28. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” Oscar Wilde

29. “Yes: I am a dreamer. For 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

30. “I am not young enough to know everything.” Oscar Wilde

31. “You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.” Oscar Wilde

32. “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” Oscar Wilde

33. “The heart was made to be broken.” Oscar Wilde

34. “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” Oscar Wilde

35. “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.” Oscar Wilde

36. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” Oscar Wilde

37. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” Oscar Wilde

38. “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

39. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” Oscar Wilde

40. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” Oscar Wilde

41. “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

42.“The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.” Oscar Wilde

43. “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.” Oscar Wilde

44. “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” Oscar Wilde

45. “There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.” Oscar Wilde

46. “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” – Oscar Wilde

47. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde

48. “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” – Oscar Wilde

49. “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” – Oscar Wilde

50. “Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.” Oscar Wilde

51. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” Oscar Wilde

52. “Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world’s original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.” Oscar Wilde

53. “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.” Oscar Wilde

54. “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.” Oscar Wilde

55. “The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.”  Oscar Wilde

56. “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.” Oscar Wilde

57. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” – Oscar Wilde

58. “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.” Oscar Wilde

59. “It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.” – Oscar Wilde

60. “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” Oscar Wilde

61. “No good deed goes unpunished.” Oscar Wilde

62. “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

63. “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” Oscar Wilde

64. “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” Oscar Wilde

65. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde

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