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Oscar Wilde Quotes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. – Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

I have nothing to declare except my genius. – Oscar Wilde

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. – Oscar Wilde

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. – Oscar Wilde

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them. – Oscar Wilde

The heart was made to be broken. – Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. – Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything. – Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. – Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. – Oscar Wilde

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. – Oscar Wilde

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. – Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. – Oscar Wilde

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. – Oscar Wilde

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. – Oscar Wilde

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. – Oscar Wilde

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. – Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. – Oscar Wilde

A good friend will always stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. – Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. – Oscar Wilde

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. – Oscar Wilde

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. – Oscar Wilde

I can resist anything except temptation. – Oscar Wilde

You can never be overdressed or overeducated. – Oscar Wilde

To define is to limit. – Oscar Wilde

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. – Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? – Oscar Wilde

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

No good deed goes unpunished. – Oscar Wilde

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. – Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. – Oscar Wilde

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. – Oscar Wilde

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. – Oscar Wilde

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. – Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. – Oscar Wilde

The very essence of romance is uncertainty. – Oscar Wilde

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde

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