Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.
~Oscar Wilde | Acting and the Theatre Quotes

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
~Oscar Wilde | Advice Quotes

(A country where) the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
~Oscar Wilde | America and Americans Quotes

Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are.
~Oscar Wilde | Art and the Artist Quotes

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
~Oscar Wilde | Censorship Quotes

At every single moment of one's life, one is going to be no less than what one has been.
~Oscar Wilde | Character and Personality Quotes

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
~Oscar Wilde | The City and the Country Quotes

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
~Oscar Wilde | Consistency Quotes

If England treats her criminals the way she has treated me, she doesn't deserve to have any.
~Oscar Wilde | Crime and Punishment Quotes

When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.
~Oscar Wilde | Critics and Criticism Quotes

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
~Oscar Wilde | Cynicism Quotes

He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him.
~Oscar Wilde | Enemies Quotes

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
~Oscar Wilde | Enemies Quotes

Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.
~Oscar Wilde | Experience Quotes

The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
~Oscar Wilde | Fear Quotes

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
~Oscar Wilde | Genius Quotes

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.
~Oscar Wilde | Hypocrisy Quotes

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
~Oscar Wilde | Hypocrisy Quotes

I am not young enough to know everything.
~Oscar Wilde | Knowledge Quotes

For he who lives more lives than one, more deaths than one must die.
~Oscar Wilde | Life Quotes

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
~Oscar Wilde | Memory Quotes

Men become old, but they never become good.
~Oscar Wilde | Men Quotes

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
~Oscar Wilde | Men and Women Quotes

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
~Oscar Wilde | Men and Women Quotes

To become the spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
~Oscar Wilde | Observation Quotes

Pessimist - one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
~Oscar Wilde | Optimism and Pessimism Quotes


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