50 Oscar Wilde quotes and witty words

Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854-30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright.

After writing in various forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

Oscar Wilde is best remembered in his play and in his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Oscar Wilde Quote

“Everyone can empathize with a friend’s suffering, but to empathize with a friend’s success requires a very nice nature.”

“Most people are others. Their ideas are those of others, their lives are imitations, and their passions are quotes.”

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“Everyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

“We live in an era where unnecessary things are our only necessities.”

“There is only one thing in the world that is worse than spoken, and it is not spoken.”

“Education is good, but sometimes it’s good to remember that you can’t teach anything worth knowing.”

“It’s ridiculous to divide people into good and evil. People are fascinating or boring.”

“Only boring people are great at breakfast.”

“Humanity takes itself seriously. It’s the original sin of the world. History would have been different if the caveman knew how to laugh.”

“Experience is just the name a man gave to his mistake.” –Oscar Wilde

“A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when an opportunity comes.”

“There are many things we would throw away if we weren’t afraid that others might pick them up.”

“They promised that their dreams would come true, but they forgot to say that nightmares were also dreams.”

“Keep love in your heart. Life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers die. The consciousness of love and love can bring nothing else. Brings warmth and abundance to life. “

“The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

“When I was young, I thought money was the most important thing in my life. I’m old, so I know it’s right.”

“Morality is the attitude we adopt for people we personally dislike.”

“There are only two people who are really fascinating: those who know everything completely and those who know nothing at all.”

“The best feeling in the world is to do good deeds anonymously-and get someone to find you.”

“Always forgive your enemies. Don’t bother them so much.” –Oscar Wilde

“If you can’t enjoy reading a book over and over, it makes no sense to read it.”

“What is ironic? A man who doesn’t know all the prices and any value.”

“A work of art is a unique result of a unique temperament.”

“Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong.”

“Boring is the person who robs you of loneliness without offering you a company.”

“The world has become skeptical of everything that looks like a happy marriage.”

“Men always want to be women’s first love. Women want to be men’s last romance.”

“No one is rich enough to buy back the past.” –Oscar Wilde

“People who find ugly meaning in beautiful things are corrupt, even if they aren’t attractive. This is a drawback.”

“The conversation about the weather is the last shelter you can’t imagine.”

“It’s better to have a permanent income than to be attractive.”

“Today, people don’t know all the prices and the value.”

“Expecting the unexpected shows a completely modern intelligence.”

“Techniques are really personality. That’s why artists can’t teach it, students can’t learn it, and aesthetic critics can understand it.”

“Some people bring happiness wherever they go. Whenever they go, others.”

“Whenever you have a winner’s card, you have to play fairly.”

“Mockery is a compliment paid to a genius by mediocre people.”

“Living is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s it.”

“When a person is in love, one always starts by deceiving oneself and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls romance.”

“Life has always been too important to speak seriously.”

“There is nothing to declare other than a genius.”

“Yes: I’m a dreamer. A dreamer is someone who can only find a way in the moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

“Every emotionally drawn portrait is an artist’s portrait, not a sitter.”

“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything but genius.”

“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good personality, and my enemies for their good intelligence.”

“When he speaks with his own person, the person is not the most himself. If you give him a mask, he will tell you the truth.”

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

“Self-blame is a luxury. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.”

“Men get married because they are tired. They are curious and women. Both are disappointed.”

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism the world knows.”

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