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Quotes By Oscar Wilde

Famous Quotes & Quotations By Oscar Wilde:

A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, The Picture of Dorian Gray - Category: Smoking.

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Ideals.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Poetry.

A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Art.

Ah! that quite does for me. I haven't a word to say... Too much care was taken with our education, I am afraid. To have been well brought up is a great drawback nowadays. It shuts one out from so much.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, A Woman of No Importance - Category: Insults.

All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Charm.

All thought is immoral. Its very essence is destruction. If you think of anything, you kill it. Nothing survives being thought of.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, A Woman of No Importance - Category: Insults.

And, as for what is called improving conversation, that is merely the foolish method by which the still more foolish philanthropist feebly tries to disarm the just rancour of the criminal classes.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, The Critic As Artist - Category: Insults.

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Military.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Shopping.

As a rule, I think they are quite impossible. Geniuses talk so much, don't they? Such a bad habit! And they are always thinking about themselves, when I want them to be thinking about me.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, An Ideal Husband - Category: Insults.

As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.”
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Begging.

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Daughters.

As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Lies.

Bored by the tedious and improving conversation of those who have neither the wit to exaggerate nor the genius to romance...
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, The Decay of Lying - Category: Insults.

But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, An Ideal Husband - Category: Insults.

But oh! My dear Ernest, to sit next to a man who has spent his whole life in trying to educate others! What a dreadful experience that is!
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, The Critic As Artist - Category: Insults.

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Children, Parents.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Democracy, Politics.

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

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Art.

Examinations are of no value whatsoever. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, A Woman of No Importance - Category: Insults.

Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, Lady Windemere's Fan, 1896 - Category: Experience.

God and other artists are always a little obscure.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Art, God.

He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes - Category: Poetry.

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