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Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
The Sphinx Without a Secret, Oscar Wilde

When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Oscar Wilde

It is very easy to endure the difficulties of one’s enemies. It is the successes of one’s friends that are hard to bear.
Oscar Wilde

Looking at the stars To live is the ratest thing What is a cynic

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Algernon, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Ah, nowadays people marry as often as they can, don’t they It is most fashionable.
An Ideal Husband, Lady Markby, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
Lady Windermere’s Fan, Lord Darlington, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Men play the game; women know the score.
Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Henry, Chapter 1, Oscar Wilde

Life is far too important a thing I can resist everything except temptation There is no sin except stupidity

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

I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated His ability.
Oscar Wilde

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Oscar Wilde

The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to some one else, if she is plain.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Algernon, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.
An Ideal Husband, Lord Goring, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies To love oneself is the beginning God overestimated His ability

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Henry Chapter 1, Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Attributed, Oscar Wilde

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.
Lady Windermere’s Fan, Lord Darlington, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do the day after.
Oscar Wilde

Women have a much better time than men in this world, there are far more things forbidden to them.
Oscar Wilde

Be yourself I am so clever that Women are meant to be loved

The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters and my enemies for their good intellects.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Henry Chapter 1, Oscar Wilde