Quotes by Irish Dramatist Oscar Wilde


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

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
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Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Oscar Wilde

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

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde

True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde

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

Punctuality is the thief of time Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde

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

None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde

It's absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde

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

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

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde
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Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two. Oscar Wilde

No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde
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If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. 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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