Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Quotes by Oscar Wilde

  • “No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.”
    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
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
    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
  • “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Biography lends to death a new terror.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Who, being loved, is poor?”
    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
  • “Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.”
    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
  • “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “True friends stab you in the front.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “When good Americans die they go to Paris.”
    by Oscar Wilde

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