Oscar Wilde Quotes

509 Oscar Wilde quotes:

"I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime."
"Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth."
"He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives."
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"My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all."
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"How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . If it was only the other way! If it was I who were to be always young, and the picture that were to grow old! For this--for this--I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give!"
"The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray."
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
"This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last."
"The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret."
"No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Misfortunes one can endure - they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults - Ah! there is the sting of life."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Accidents Quotes
"When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal"
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Don't give a woman advice: one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening"
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"There is no sin except stupidity."
"While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy;"
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself."
"The man had killed the thing he loved, And so he had to die"
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"One should never make one's debut in a scandal. One should reserve that to give interest to one's old age."
"An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young"

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