85 RESULTS FOR: Oscar Wilde
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar WildeConsistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.
Oscar WildeSome cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.
Oscar WildeExperience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Oscar WildeNothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Oscar WildeMen always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
Oscar WildeTrue friends stab you in the front.
Oscar WildeAll that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.
Oscar WildeThe basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Oscar WildeThe cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar WildeThe public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.
Oscar WildeBy giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Oscar WildeYet 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 koward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword
Oscar WildeWoman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Oscar WildeOne of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
Oscar WildeAmerica had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Oscar WildeFashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Oscar WildeBiography lends to death a new terror.
Oscar WildeA man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
Oscar WildeArguments are to be avoided they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Oscar WildeI am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar WildeAmerica is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar WildeI always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
Oscar WildeAlways forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar WildeOne should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
Oscar WildeSelfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar WildeMusic makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
Oscar WildeIt is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
Oscar WildeOne can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Oscar WildeMorality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.
Oscar WildeMost 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.
Oscar WildeI think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar WildeI was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
Oscar WildeIllusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar WildeWhy was I born with such contemporaries
Oscar WildeOne should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.
Oscar WildeWhenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Oscar WildeWhen the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
Oscar WildeTo disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.
Oscar WildeSeriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar WildeMost people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar WildeThe only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
Oscar WildeThe true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Oscar WildeOnly dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Oscar WildeLife is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Oscar WildeI can resist anything but temptation.
Oscar WildeScandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
Oscar WildeOne's real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Oscar WildeExperience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar WildeIt is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Oscar WildeThe aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
Oscar WildeWe are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar WildeWork is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar WildeTo lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune to lose both looks like carelessness.
Oscar WildeOne is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Oscar WildeWe have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
Oscar WildeA little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar WildeOnly the shallow know themselves.
Oscar WildeIt is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
Oscar WildeThe public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar WildeBut what is the difference between literature and journalism ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
Oscar WildeI adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar WildeNowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Oscar WildeA man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar WildeThirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
Oscar WildeIt is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Oscar WildeI love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Oscar WildeI choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar WildeI can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
Oscar WildeChildren begin by loving their parents as they grow older they judge them sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar WildeI like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Oscar WildeThere is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Oscar WildeThe advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
Oscar WildePerhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar WildeWhen a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck men risk theirs.
Oscar WildeOne can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.
Oscar WildeTo get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Oscar WildeThe only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
Oscar WildeThe only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
Oscar WildeThere are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
Oscar WildeAnybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
Oscar WildeThere is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
Oscar WildeI suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
Oscar WildeWhenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
Oscar WildeWomen love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects.