Oscar Wilde Quotes

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Education Quotes, Time Quotes, Worth Quotes

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught

Education Quotes, Time Quotes, Worth Quotes

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Anger Quotes, Worth Quotes


Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

Love Quotes, Passion Quotes, Women Quotes, Men Quotes, Worship Quotes

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.

Wonder Quotes

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Genius Quotes, Wonder Quotes

Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of Wise Words make her something like a public building

Wise Words Quotes

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.

Strength Quotes, Courage Quotes, Weakness Quotes

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

War Quotes

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Virtue Quotes, Patriotism Quotes

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.

Sympathy Quotes, Trouble Quotes

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

Travel Quotes

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Opinion Quotes, Passion Quotes, Thought Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Important Quotes, Thought Quotes, Money Quotes

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Life Quotes, Work Quotes, Genius Quotes, Talent Quotes

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.

Sympathy Quotes, Life Quotes, Beauty Quotes, Pain Quotes

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.

Success Quotes, Science Quotes

There is no sin except stupidity.

Stupidity Quotes

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.

Optimism Quotes, Stupidity Quotes

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

Feeling Quotes, Poetry Quotes, Spring Quotes

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Science Quotes

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

Death Quotes, Reputation Quotes

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

Common Sense Quotes, Mistakes Quotes, Regret Quotes

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

Prayer Quotes

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

Perfection Quotes, Art Quotes

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Children Quotes, Time Quotes, Parents Quotes

Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.

Pain Quotes

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

Pain Quotes, Feeling Quotes

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Optimism Quotes

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.

Argument Quotes, Opinion Quotes

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

Opinion Quotes

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

Ignorance Quotes, Opinion Quotes, Community Quotes, Giving Quotes

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Mystery Quotes

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

Music Quotes

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.

Rich Quotes, Community Quotes, Money Quotes

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Moderation Quotes

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Experience Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.

Hope Quotes, Memories Quotes

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.

Memories Quotes

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.

Marriage Quotes

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

Marriage Quotes, Life Quotes

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.

Art Quotes, Lying Quotes

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Literature Quotes

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Learning Quotes

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

Feeling Quotes, Intention Quotes

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.

Imagination Quotes

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

Hope Quotes

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Happiness Quotes

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

God Quotes, Ability Quotes

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

God Quotes, Ability Quotes

7 Top Oscar Wilde quotes about Women

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.

Love Quotes, Women Quotes

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

Women Quotes

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.

Women Quotes

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

Love Quotes, Women Quotes

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

Love Quotes, Women Quotes

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

Women Quotes, Men Quotes

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

Love Quotes, Women Quotes, Men Quotes

10 Famous Oscar Wilde quotes about Love

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

Love Quotes

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

Love Quotes

Those whom the gods love grow young.

Love Quotes

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

Love Quotes

Who, being loved, is poor?

Love Quotes

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Beginning Quotes

People who love only once in their lives are. shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.

Love Quotes, Imagination Quotes

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Heart Quotes

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.

Love Quotes, Emotion Quotes

Hatred is blind, as well as love.

Love Quotes, Hatred Quotes

11 Popular Oscar Wilde quotes about Life

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.

Life Quotes

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Life Quotes

In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.

Life Quotes

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

Life Quotes

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.

Life Quotes

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

Life Quotes

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Life Quotes

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Life Quotes

In married life three is company and two none.

Life Quotes, Company Quotes

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

Life Quotes, Important Quotes

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.

Life Quotes, Art Quotes

5 Amazing Oscar Wilde quotes about Enemies

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Character Quotes, Choice Quotes, Enemies Quotes

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Choice Quotes, Enemies Quotes

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Enemies Quotes

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

Enemies Quotes

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

Enemies Quotes

4 Awesome Oscar Wilde quotes about Work

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Great Quotes, Work Quotes, Art Quotes

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.

Work Quotes

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Work Quotes

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

Work Quotes, Art Quotes

4 Best Oscar Wilde quotes about Great

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Great Quotes

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.

Great Quotes

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.

Great Quotes, Selling Quotes

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Great Quotes, Anger Quotes