Oscar Wilde Quotations (Part 3)

Oscar Wilde Great Quotes and Thoughts
Oscar Wilde Great Quotes and Thoughts

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Oscar Wilde

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
Oscar Wilde

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Oscar Wilde

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the
sense of what it is to be a human being.
Oscar Wilde

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
Oscar Wilde

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
Oscar Wilde

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

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.
Oscar Wilde

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.
Oscar Wilde

In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
Oscar Wilde

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
Oscar Wilde

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

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.
Oscar Wilde

The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is
what artists are.
Oscar Wilde

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.
Oscar Wilde

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
Oscar Wilde

The security of Society lies in custom and unconscious instinct, and the basis of the stability of Society, as a healthy organism, is the complete absence of any intelligence amongst its members.
Oscar Wilde

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Oscar Wilde

In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.
Oscar Wilde

In married life three is company and two none.
Oscar Wilde

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless
information.
Oscar Wilde

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Oscar Wilde

It is an odd thing, but every one who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world.
Oscar Wilde

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.
Oscar Wilde

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Oscar Wilde

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
Oscar Wilde

It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things against one behind one’s back that are absolutely and entirely
true.
Oscar Wilde

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
Oscar Wilde

In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
Oscar Wilde

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
Oscar Wilde

Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde

Some of these people need ten years of therapy -ten sentences of mine do not equal ten years of therapy.
Oscar Wilde

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Oscar Wilde

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Oscar Wilde

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

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
Oscar Wilde

The English country gentleman galloping after a fox – The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde

The General was essentially a man of peace, except of course in his domestic affairs.
Oscar Wilde

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
Oscar Wilde

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