Oscar Wilde Quotes

509 Oscar Wilde quotes:

"I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability"
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious."
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."
"The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius."
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
"True friends stab you in the front."
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
"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."
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
"It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties."
"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies."
"Who, being loved, is poor?"
"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."
"There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about."
"Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing."
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."

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