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523 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde
10/16/1854 - 11/30/1900
Also Known As:  
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde     Fingal O'Flahertie Wills     Oscar. Wilde
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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Tragedy Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing

Uselessness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Wealth Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Weather Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It takes a thoroughly good woman to do a thoroughly stupid thing

Women Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Imitation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Loyalty Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

Theater Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich.

Extravagance Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.

Famous last words Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality.

Scandal Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Beauty Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them

Children Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Enemies Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

Experience Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Love is like a booger. You keep picking at it until you get it, then wonder what to do with it.

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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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.

Happiness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Knowledge Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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No man is worth your tears, but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry

Men Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.

Men Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Reality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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