Quotes By Oscar Wilde. Know About Oscar Wilde

Who Was Oscar Wilde?     Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on 16 October 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. He was a very well-known poet. Wilde’s parents were Anglo-Irish. Wilde’s father Sir William Wilde, was Ireland’s leading ear and eye surgeon and author. His mother was a revolutionary poet. He studied in Portora Royal School, Enniskillen (1864–71) than Trinity College, Dublin (1871–74) and then Magdalen College, Oxford (1874–78). He was very impressed by the English writers John Ruskin and Walter Pater. Wilde married Constance Lloyd, daughter of a prominent Irish barrister in 1884. He had two children Cyril and Vyvyan respectively in 1885 and 1886. Wilde died of meningitis on November 30, 1900, at the age of 46. Even after the 100 years of his death, he is still remembered for his work. So here we are sharing some of his Sayings and Quotes By Oscar Wilde.


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Quotes By Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

  4. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

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

  6. “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”

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

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

  9. “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”

  10. “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”

  11. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

  12. “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

  13. “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”

  14. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

  15. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

  16. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

  17. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

  18. “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

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

  20. “A good friend will always stab you in the front.”

  21. “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”

  22. “I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends is there.”

  23. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

  24. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

  25. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

  26. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

  27. “The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.”

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

  29. “There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.”

  30. “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”.

  31. “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.”

  32. “The only good thing to do with good advice is to pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.”

  33. “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”

  34. “Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.”

  35. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”


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