Oscar Wilde Quotes

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

















Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.


Dreamers can find their way by moonlight and their only punishment is that they see the dawn before the rest of the world.

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

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

Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.


Genius is born--not paid.

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.



I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.

I am not young enough to know everything.

I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.



At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.

As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

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

Beauty is a form of genius--is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same

Biography lends to death a new terror.

Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.

A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?

Chastity is the greatest form of perversion.

Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.



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