All Quotes, Oscar Wilde

55 Imaginative Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde, is one of the most talented playwright of all time. Oscar Wilde was also a poet and public speaker. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill Wilde was also the best-known personalities of his day. He was also a journalist. He is regarded as one of the most successful playwrights of late-Victorian London. This is a Quoteish quote tribute to poet Oscar Wilde with 55 of his most imaginative quotes on life, love and being yourself.



1. Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. Oscar Wilde
2. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. Oscar Wilde
3. Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. Oscar Wilde
4. Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde
5. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde
6. Work is the curse of the drinking classes. Oscar Wilde
7. One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. Oscar Wilde
8. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. Oscar Wilde
9. Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. Oscar Wilde
10. Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Oscar Wilde
11. The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. Oscar Wilde
12. Only the shallow know themselves. Oscar Wilde
13. A poet can survive everything but a misprint. Oscar Wilde
14. Charity creates a multitude of sins. Oscar Wilde
15. Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life. Oscar Wilde
16. Hatred is blind, as well as love. Oscar Wilde
17. Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion. Oscar Wilde
18. Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable. Oscar Wilde
19. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. Oscar Wilde
20. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde
21. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. Oscar Wilde
22. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. Oscar Wilde
23. Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
24. Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. Oscar Wilde
25. Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. Oscar Wilde
26. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. Oscar Wilde
27. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde
28. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde
29. Everything popular is wrong. Oscar Wilde
30. Nothing is so aggravating than calmness. Oscar Wilde
31. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
32. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
33. The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde


34. You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde
35. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde
36. Hearts are made to be broken. Oscar Wilde
37. To define is to limit. Oscar Wilde
38. Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. Oscar Wilde
39. We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. Oscar Wilde
40. Everything in moderation, including moderation. Oscar Wilde
41. Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer. Oscar Wilde
42. There is no sin except stupidity. Oscar Wilde
43. The basis of optimism is sheer terror. Oscar Wilde
44. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde
45. The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. Oscar Wilde
46. All art is quite useless. Oscar Wilde
47. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. Oscar Wilde
48. Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde
49. The one charm about the past is that it is the past. Oscar Wilde
50. Punctuality is the thief of time. Oscar Wilde
51. Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Oscar Wilde
52. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. Oscar Wilde
53. Hearts Live By Being Wounded. Oscar Wilde
54. Memory is the diary we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde
55. A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde

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