Quotes from Oscar Wilde - A selective collection which you'll like


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

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

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

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

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.

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

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

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

All great ideas are dangerous.

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

They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

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

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

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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

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

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

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

A true friend stabs you in the front.

All art is quite useless.

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

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

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

Everything popular is wrong.

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

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

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

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

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

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

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

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

Yet each man kills the thing he loves, by each let this be heard, some do it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss, the brave man with a sword!

Young men want to be faithful and are not; old men want to be faithless and cannot.

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