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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel: The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death. (1854 – 1900)

Quotes

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Oscar Wilde

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

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Oscar Wilde

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Oscar Wilde

Everything popular is wrong.
Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar Wilde

It is always the unreadable that occurs.
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

Life is too important to be taken seriously
Oscar Wilde

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Oscar Wilde

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
Oscar Wilde

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde

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