Oscar Wilde Quotes

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Everything popular is wrong... view

By: Oscar Wilde

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes... view

By: Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter... view

By: Oscar Wilde

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative... view

By: Oscar Wilde

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

By: Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing... view

By: Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community... view

By: Oscar Wilde

I have nothing to declare except my genuis... view

By: Oscar Wilde

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

By: Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect... view

By: Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation... view

By: Oscar Wilde

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

By: Oscar Wilde

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away... view

By: Oscar Wilde

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

By: Oscar Wilde

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

By: Oscar Wilde

Charity creates a multitude of sins... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents.. view

By: Oscar Wilde

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance... view

By: Oscar Wilde

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

By: Oscar Wilde

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Biography lends to death a new terror... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Women are made to be loved, not understood... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?.. view

By: Oscar Wilde

While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong... view

By: Oscar Wilde

Why was I born with such contemporaries?.. view

By: Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow... view

By: Oscar Wilde

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates... view

By: Oscar Wilde