Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Quotes 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
  • “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.”
    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
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”
    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 are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.”
    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
  • “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.”
    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
  • “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”
    by Oscar Wilde

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