Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Quotes by Oscar Wilde

  • “It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.”
    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
  • “If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.”
    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
  • “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.”
    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
  • “There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.”
    by Oscar Wilde

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