Quotes by Irish Dramatist Oscar Wilde


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments. Oscar Wilde

Punctuality is the thief of time Oscar Wilde

When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own. Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. Oscar Wilde

One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. Oscar Wilde

The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde

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

A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude. Oscar Wilde

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

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde
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None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people. Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation. Oscar Wilde

Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity. Oscar Wilde


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