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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

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

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Goodness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Hatred is blind, as well as love.

Hatred Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Individuality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Intention Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob

Leadership Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Mediocrity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.

Preparation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Selfishness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.

Suffering 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.

Witty Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Worthiness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.

Life 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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By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.

Men and women 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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A kiss may ruin a human life.

Kissing 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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I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean

Compliments Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.

Funny Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Senses 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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As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Wickedness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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