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Oscar Wilde Quotes

I hope you find these Oscar Wilde Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde


 

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

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

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

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

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

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

I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

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

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Familiarity breeds consent.
- Oscar Wilde

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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