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Oscar Wilde Quotes in English 2020

Oscar Wilde Quotes in English 2020




1. Thirty five is a very attractive age; London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty- five for years.
– Oscar Wilde

2. Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
– Oscar Wilde

3. Soccer is all very well as a game for rough girls but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.
– Oscar Wilde

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

5. "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell the truth."

6. "You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear."

7. "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."

8. "There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

9. "I can never travel without my diary, one should always have something sensational to read on the train."

10. If somebody decides to hurt you or deliberately upset you and you class them as an enemy, the most powerful thing that you can do is forgive them and show them compassion. There is nothing more annoying than to be treated with respect and love when you don’t want to be.

11. Self-doubt and self-loathing can creep up on people at various times throughout their lives. To love oneself is an appreciation of who we really are in order to show the world that we are truly comfortable in our own skin.

12. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

13. There are some people in life that light up a room and bring happiness and laughter wherever they go. Others bring nothing but misery and despair, people that hang on to negativity and seem to radiate it! Fill your life with good people and you’ll achieve good things.
 
14. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wide

15. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde

16. Love was very important to Oscar Wilde, it’s important for all of us to keep on loving as we move through life. To give love often ends up in receiving love and this can lead to a happier and more fulfilling existence if practised with sincerity and care.

17. “The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.” – Oscar Wilde

18. It’s often good to share good advice with others if you think it will help them to achieve what they want in life. Can you remember the last piece of good advice received? Did you take it on board for yourself or did you pass it along to help others?

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

20. It is important to strive to achieve more and open new windows of opportunity throughout life. Some people are complacent living a meagre existence; others strive to live beyond their means and to achieve the unachievable! Go with your imagination and think yourself forward in life.

21. “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. – Oscar Wilde

22. Drinking makes people lazy! Excessive drinking can lead to lack of motivation and serious lack of productivity when working. Oscar Wilde came from a time when Gin was popular amongst the drinking classes, often leading to laziness, poor attitudes and bad health amongst them.

23. Although it is always good to adopt a level of sincerity in our day to day endeavours, it looks like Wilde saw that this could lead to danger. Sometimes people get walked all over if they are too nice and sincere. They can be seen as a pushover and taken advantage of by selfish people.

24. “My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.” – Oscar Wilde

25. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde

26. “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?” – Oscar Wilde

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

28. A lot of men will say that they find women hard to read, a lot of women will admit to being indecisive. In Wilde’s day, romantics like him believed in love conquering everything. Just because you don’t understand somebody inside out doesn’t mean that you can’t love them unconditionally.

29. This is a wonderful quote summing up the idea of memory acting as a personal diary to every human being. Those of us with photographic memory are blessed with the ability to remember faces, numbers and names long after we have discovered them.

30. “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” – Oscar Wilde

31. The idea of fighting war with peace is old and somewhat wise. It’s a fact that people who are nasty and are faced with compassion in return become guilty and angry. We should all try and lighten up and forgive. Life’s too short to bear grudges and lose friends.

32. We all learn from our mistake, that’s what they are there for. The more mistakes we make in life, the opportunities that we have to learn and better ourselves. This is all part of life’s rich tapestry and makes us the individuals that we are today.

33. “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”

34. “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”

35. “The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

36. It’s interesting how men and women appear to have totally different desires and opinions when it comes to love and romance. The idea of being somebody’s fist love is indeed a fantastic and beautiful thought, as is the idea of being somebody’s last romance.

37. “There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.”

38. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

39. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

40. “The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.”

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

42. It’s nice when you have friends that are not afraid to criticise your decisions or actions because they care about you. Friends are there to support, help and guide us through our lives making us stronger along the way. Friends that stab you in the back are not true friends at all!

43. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. - Oscar Wilde
 
44. “Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.”

45. “Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.”

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

47. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

48. “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.”

49. “You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.”

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

51. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

52. Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.

53. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ? Oscar Wilde

54. “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” ? Oscar Wilde

55. “There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.”

56. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. ? Oscar Wilde

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

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

59. “Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.” ? Oscar Wilde

60.  “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” ? Oscar Wilde

61. The public has an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. - Oscar Wild

62. The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. - Oscar Wilde

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

64. There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad. - Oscar Wilde

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

66. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
– Oscar Wilde

67. “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
– Oscar Wilde

68. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
– Oscar Wilde
 
69. If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise, they’ll kill you. - Oscar Wilde

70.  Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. - Oscar Wilde

71. If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. - Oscar Wilde

72. It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But. it is better to be good than to be ugly. - Oscar Wilde

73. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

78. The Americans are certainly hero-worshipers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes. - Oscar Wilde

79. Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different. - Oscar Wilde

80. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde

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

82. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. - Oscar Wilde

83. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. - Oscar Wilde

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

85. A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. - Oscar Wilde

86. Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

89. “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”
? Oscar Wilde

90.  In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. - Oscar Wilde

91. 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

92. The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out. - Oscar Wilde

93. When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. - Oscar Wilde

94. Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects. - Oscar Wilde

95. “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
? Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

96. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
? Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

97. There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. - Oscar Wilde

98. “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
? Oscar Wilde

99. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
? Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

100. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
? Oscar Wilde


1.
The heart was made to be broken.
– Oscar Wilde

2.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
– Oscar Wilde

3.
I can resist everything except temptation.
– Oscar Wilde

4.
Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
– Oscar Wilde

5.
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
– Oscar Wilde

6.
Thirty five is a very attractive age; London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty- five for years.
– Oscar Wilde

7.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
– Oscar Wilde

8.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
– Oscar Wilde

9.
A woman will flirt with anyone in the world as long as other people are looking on.
– Oscar Wilde

10.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
– Oscar Wilde

11.
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
– Oscar Wilde

12.
One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.
– Oscar Wilde

13.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
– Oscar Wilde

14.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
– Oscar Wilde

15.
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
– Oscar Wilde

16.
Soccer is all very well as a game for rough girls but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.
– Oscar Wilde

17.
One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
– Oscar Wilde

18.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
– Oscar Wilde

19.
I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
– Oscar Wilde

20.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
– Oscar Wilde

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