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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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About Oscar Wilde

It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadayssaying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.

Gossip Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong.

Popularity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Temper Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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When good Americans die they go to Paris.

America and americans Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Understanding Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution

Guilt Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

Insults Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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People who love only once in their lives are. . . shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.

Marriage Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The final mystery is oneself.

Mystery Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Ridicule 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.

Soul Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

World Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Life is far too important a thing ever to talk about. -Oscar Wilde.

Communication Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Experience Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The longer I live, the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.

Life Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

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

Beauty Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I can believe anything provided it is incredible.

Belief Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Books Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Education Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.

Friends Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I just broke up with someone and the last thing she said to me was "You'll never find anyone like me again!" I'm thinking, "I should hope not! If I don't want you, why would I want someone like you."

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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