Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Quotes by Oscar Wilde

  • “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Biography lends to death a new terror.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.”
    by Oscar Wilde

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