Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Quotes 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
  • “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”
    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
  • “Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.”
    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
  • “I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.”
    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
  • “Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
    by Oscar Wilde
  • “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”
    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

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