61 Famous Oscar Wilde Quotes: Take A Look Back at The Most Memorable Quotes of This Irish Writer and Poet

61 Famous Oscar Wilde Quotes: Take A Look Back at The Most Memorable Quotes of This Irish Writer and Poet
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Tripboba.com -  Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After experimenting with his writing, by the 1880s, he became one of London's most famous scriptwriters. On this post, he is remembered for plays and amazing words that have been quoted below in a compilation of 61 famous Oscar Wilde quotes.

Oscar Wilde Quotes About Love

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Let’s have a look at these Oscar Wilde quotes that talk about love.

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

2. Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.”

3.“There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”

4. “Women are made to be loved, not understood.”

5. “One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.”

6. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

7. “When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her except continue to love her.”

8. "You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear."

9. “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”

10. “Hearts are made to be broken.”

Oscar Wilde Love Quotes

Oscar Wilde Love Quotes
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Let’s continue enjoying Oscar Wilde quotes about love. And we will feel how precious his writings were.

11. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”

12. “Who, being loved, is poor?”

13. “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”

14. “Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword”

15. “Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance.”

16. "I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.”

17. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”

18. “We women, as someone says, love with our ears, just as you men love with your eyes...”

19.“Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.”

20. “Hearts live by being wounded.”

Famous Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Read these known Oscar Wilde quotes and let them inspire your day.

21. "I can resist everything except temptation."

22. "True friends stab you in the front."

23. "Everything in moderation, including moderation."

24. “The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.”

25. "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."

26. "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."

27. "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

28. "The truth is rarely pure and never simple."

29. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

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

31. “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

32. “Selfishness is not living as one wish to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

33. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

34. “To define is to limit.”

35. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Oscar Wilde Quotes Funny

Oscar Wilde Quotes Funny
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Make yourself laughing by reading these witty Oscar Wilde quotes.

36. "Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike."

37. "The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast."

38. "Work is the curse of the drinking classes."

39. "What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."

40. "When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is."

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

42. “I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”

43. “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

44. “A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.”

45. “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.”

Oscar Wilde Art Quotes

Oscar Wilde Art Quotes
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Here are some Oscar Wilde quotes for your enjoyment.

46. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

47. “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

48. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

49. “A poet can survive everything but a misprint.”

50. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”

51. “Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.”

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

53. “Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world’s original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.”

54. “I have never met any really wicked person before. I feel rather frightened. I am so afraid he will look just like everyone else.”

Oscar Wilde Quotes Women

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Let’s have a look at these inspiring Oscar Wilde quotes that talk about women.

55. “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”.

56. “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”

57. “No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.”

58. “A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.”

59. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”

60. “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”

61. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

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