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

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Oscar Wilde

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

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it
is not.
Oscar Wilde

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
Oscar Wilde

Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.
Oscar Wilde

My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
Oscar Wilde

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Oscar Wilde

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Oscar Wilde

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

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Oscar Wilde

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

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
Oscar Wilde

Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.
Oscar Wilde

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
Oscar Wilde

Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.
Oscar Wilde

Of course America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Oscar Wilde

Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris.
Oscar Wilde

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Oscar Wilde

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Oscar Wilde

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
Oscar Wilde

One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
Oscar Wilde

Only the shallow know themselves.
Oscar Wilde

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

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do
more.
Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses
both.
Oscar Wilde

Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.
Oscar Wilde

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