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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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Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

Women Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Science and technology Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars.

Perceptions Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.

Perfection Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.

Confession 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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One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.

Fantasy 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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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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The book of life begins with a man and a woman in a garden, and ends with Revelations.

Life Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I can resist anything except temptation.

Temptation 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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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

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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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Learning 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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In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

Opinions Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Politics Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Reality 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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Watch your thoughts, for they become words.Watch your words, for they become actions.Watch your actions, for they become habits.Watch your habits, for they become character.Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Thinking Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

Truth Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Love is saying 'I feel differently' instead of 'You're wrong.'

Understanding 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.

Women Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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