Oscar Wilde

380Oscar Wilde Quotes

Irish Dramatist born on October 16, 1854, died on November 30, 1900

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death... (source)

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. view quote

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. view quote

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. view quote

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

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. view quote

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. view quote

No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone. view quote

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. view quote

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

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. view quote

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. view quote

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. view quote

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