Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
– Oscar Wilde
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
– Oscar Wilde
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
– Oscar Wilde
As yet, Bernard Shaw hasn't become prominent enough to have any enemies, but none of his friends like him.
– Oscar Wilde
At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.
– Oscar Wilde
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
– Oscar Wilde
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
– Oscar Wilde
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
– Oscar Wilde
Charity creates a multitude of sins.
– Oscar Wilde
Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
– Oscar Wilde
Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.
– Oscar Wilde
Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
– Oscar Wilde
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
– Oscar Wilde
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
– Oscar Wilde
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
– Oscar Wilde
Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor.
– Oscar Wilde
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
– Oscar Wilde
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
– Oscar Wilde
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
– Oscar Wilde
Everything popular is wrong.
– Oscar Wilde