Oscar Wilde Famous Quotes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

I can resist everything except temptation.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

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

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

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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

A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

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

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

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

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

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

One can resist everything except temptation.

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

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

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

In this world, there are only two tragedies: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

I am not young enough to know everything.

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.

I am not arguing with you, I am telling you.

I think it is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly.

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

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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

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

I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes.

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

True friends stab you in the front.

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

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

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming.

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

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

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