Oscar Wilde Quotes




Women are made to be loved, not understood.Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.Oscar Wilde

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.Oscar Wilde

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




Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.Oscar Wilde

True friends stab you in the front.Oscar Wilde

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

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

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




Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.Oscar Wilde

There is no sin except stupidity.Oscar Wilde

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

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.Oscar Wilde

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.Oscar Wilde

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

Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.Oscar Wilde

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.Oscar Wilde

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

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.Oscar Wilde

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

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.Oscar Wilde

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