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

Treasure Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

Ugliness 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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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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The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Work Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Those who are faithless know the pleasures of love; it is the faithful who know love's tragedies.

Faithfulness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

Heartbreak 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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A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Sincerity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.

Taxes 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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A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Enemy 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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A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

Poetry 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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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.

Dreams 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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