Best Oscar Wilde Quotes : 36 Positive Quotes On Life

Best Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist and playwright. Oscar Wilde became very popular in 1890’s for his play writings in London. He remembered for his novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and his plays. Oscar Wilde was an intelligent, linguistically strong and humorous person which you can often see in his writings.

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin as a second son of successful writer Jane Wilde(Mother) and Knighted Surgeon Sir William Wilde(Father). He was hardworking and talented student and was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College Dublin and from there he got scholarship for Oxford University. He started play writing when he moved to London and became a part of High Society where his quick wit was celebrated.

Oscar was the man who knew the way with words. I have collected some of the best Oscar Wilde quotes to give you insight of his mind.

Read Also : The Pursuit Of  Happyness Quotes  : 12 Best Movie Dialogues You Should Read

List of Best Oscar Wilde Quotes : 36 Positive Quotes On Life

1. “Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much”

~Oscar Wilde

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

~Oscar Wilde

3. “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood”

~Oscar Wilde

4. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes”

~Oscar Wilde

5. “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not”

~Oscar Wilde

6. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple”

~Oscar Wilde

7. “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future”

~Oscar Wilde

8. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary”

~Oscar Wilde

9. “You can never be overdressed or over educated”

~Oscar Wilde

10. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul”

~Oscar Wilde

11. “There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up”

~Oscar Wilde

12. “The most terrible thing about it is not that it breaks one’s heart-hearts are made to be broken, but that it turns one’s heart to stone”

~Oscar Wilde

13. “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”

~Oscar Wilde

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

~Oscar Wilde

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

~Oscar Wilde

16. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear”

~Oscar Wilde

17. “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out”

~Oscar Wilde

18. “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly, that is what each of us is here for”

~Oscar Wilde

19. “Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is”

~Oscar Wilde

20. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention”

~Oscar Wilde

21. “Ambition is the last refuge of the failure”

~Oscar Wilde

22. “Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects”

~Oscar Wilde

23. “We women, as some one says, love with our ears, just as you men love with your eyes”

~Oscar Wilde

24. “Hearts Live By Being Wounded”

~Oscar Wilde

25. “It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love”

~Oscar Wilde

26. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation”

~Oscar Wilde

27. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about”

~Oscar Wilde

28. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth”

~Oscar Wilde

29. “There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing”

~Oscar Wilde

30. “It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure”

~Oscar Wilde

31. “A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally”

~Oscar Wilde

32. “People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity”

~Oscar Wilde

33. “Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful”

~Oscar Wilde

34. “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike”

~Oscar Wilde

35. “Be yourself,everyone else is already taken”

~Oscar Wilde

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

~Oscar Wilde

Read Also : 41 Inspirational Sayings by Sam Walton-Walmart Founder

Last thing to my readers, I would like to know in comments, Which of the  above Oscar Wilde quotes you like the most ?

If you like the post,  don’t forget to share.

Image Credit : Unsplash

The following two tabs change content below.

Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *