To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

— Oscar Wilde

The most massive Oscar Wilde quotes that will inspire your inner self

Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone.

Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

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Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.

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Women are made to be loved, not understood.

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Oscar Wilde quote We are all in the gutter, but some of us

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the starts.

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If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.

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It's beauty that captures your attention. personality which captures your heart.

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

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Oscar Wilde quote Ultimately, the bond of all companionshi

Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation.

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.

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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

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Oscar Wilde quote Always forgive your enemies; nothing ann

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

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

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I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.

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The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?

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Oscar Wilde quote A pessimist is somebody who complains ab

A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.

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About Oscar Wilde

Quotes 1908 sayings
Nationality Irish
Profession Dramatist
Birthday October 16, 1854

They've promised that dreams can come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.

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

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People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

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Oscar Wilde quote If you are not too long, I will wait her

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

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The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

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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.

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We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.

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Oscar Wilde quote The world was my oyster but I used the w

The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.

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Whenever one has anything unpleasant to say, one should always be quite candid.

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

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To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.

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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.

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In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.

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True friends stab you in the front.

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Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

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No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

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

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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.

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Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you.

Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.

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What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise

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True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have.

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Lord Illingworth told me this morning that there was an orchid there as beautiful as the seven deadly sins.

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It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.

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The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

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I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about.

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

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

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

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

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Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.

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Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars.

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The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

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Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.

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Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.

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Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

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