100 phrases by Oscar Wilde about life, art and love

100 phrases by Oscar Wilde about life, art and love

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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) was a writer, poet and Irish playwright. On this occasion we have compiled more than one hundred phrases by Oscar Wilde to delight you with his sharp wit.

He is considered one of the most prominent playwrights of late Victorian London; In addition, he was a celebrity of the time due to his great and sharp wit. Today, he is remembered for his epigrams, his plays and the tragedy of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

Famous quotes by Oscar Wilde

The old believe everything; adults suspect everything; while young people know everything.

The experience has no ethical value, it is simply the name we give to our mistakes.

I am so intelligent that sometimes I do not understand a single word of what I say.

Man can withstand misfortunes that are accidental and come from outside. But suffer for your own sins, that is the nightmare of life.

Be yourself, the rest of the papers are already taken.

Whenever people agree with me, I always feel that I must be wrong.

Each of us is our own devil, and we make this world our hell.

Yes: I am a dreamer. A dreamer is one who can only find his path of light on the moon, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

The small actions of each day make or break the character.

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

The least frequent in this world is to live. Most people exist, that's all.

We live in a time when unnecessary things are our only needs.

Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.

A society becomes more brutal with the habitual use of punishments than with the repetition of crimes.

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

For most of us, true life is the life we ​​do not lead.

To return to my youth I would do anything in the world, except exercise, get up early and be respectable.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to modify every six months.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others when they leave.

For most of us, true life is the life we ​​do not lead.

One thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Man is less himself when he speaks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Who, being loved, is poor?

Women have been made to be loved, not to be understood.

We can only give an unbiased opinion about things that do not interest us, no doubt that is why impartial opinions are worthless.

There are only two rules to write: have something to say and say it.

I always pass on the good advice they give me. It is for the only thing they serve.

When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.

The only charm of the past is that it is the past.

The questions are never indiscreet. The answers, yes.

Any person who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Only boring people are bright at breakfast.

The world calls books that explain its own shame immoral.

In these times, young people think that money is everything, something they check when they get older.

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

It is always good to give advice, but giving them good is fatal.

There is only one thing in the world worse than being on the lips of others, and it is not being on anyone's lips.

Laughter is not a bad start for friendship. And it is far from being a bad ending.

I am convinced that in the beginning God made a different world for each man, and that it is in that world, that is within ourselves, where we should try to live.

If you never talk about a thing, it's as if it hadn't happened.

The only thing that will be achieved by always telling the truth is always being discovered.

I adore simple pleasures; They are the last refuge of complicated men.

Man may believe in the impossible, but he will never believe in the improbable.

Never want anyone to treat you as if you were ordinary.

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

When I think about my defects at night, I fall asleep immediately.

Being natural is the most difficult poses.

Life is simply a bad quarter of an hour formed by exquisite moments.

It is monstrous the way people go around today criticizing you behind their backs for things that are absolutely and completely true.

The earth is a theater, but it has a deplorable cast.

The beauty is far superior to genius. It does not need explanation.

Someone is not loved for their appearance or their clothes, or for their luxury car, but because they sing a song only one can hear.

A good friend will always stab you in the front.

We are all in the sewer, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Cynical: a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

We can only give an unbiased opinion about things that do not interest us, no doubt that is why impartial opinions are worthless.

Women have the purpose of being loved, of not being understood.

There is no man rich enough to buy his past.

If you want to know what a woman really says, look at her, don't listen to her.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their character and my enemies for their reason.

I do not want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.

There is nothing like the love of a married woman. It is a thing that no husband has the slightest idea.

Brute force can be admitted, but the gross ratio is unbearable.

As it was not great, he had no enemies.

Education is something admirable, however, it is good to remember that nothing worthwhile can be taught.

Sometimes I think that God creating man overestimated his ability a little.

A man who does not think of himself does not think of anything.

It is quite difficult not to be unfair to what one loves.

Give me the superfluous, that what is necessary everyone can have it.

The more conservative the ideas, the more revolutionary the speeches.

Only the superficial ones get to know themselves.

I am not so young to know everything.

The books that the world calls immoral are those that show their own shame.

It is curious this game of marriage. The woman always has the best cards and always loses the game.

Excuse me, I hadn't recognized him: I've changed a lot.

Rich bachelors should pay more taxes. It is not fair that some are happier than others.

The only advantage of playing with fire is that you learn not to burn yourself.

There is only one thing in the world worse that they talk about you, and they don't talk about you.

Forgive your enemy. Nothing infuriates him more.

Better to be a fallen rocket than never to have shone.

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are just nice or boring.

Killing is stupid. You should never do anything that cannot be talked about at the desktop.

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very good nature to be able to sympathize with the success of a friend.

No good action is without punishment.

Married men are horribly bored when they are good husbands, and unbearably presumed when they are not.

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

It is terribly sad that talent lasts longer than beauty.

Sometimes we can spend years without living at all, and suddenly all our life is concentrated in a single moment.

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he doesn't love her.

The art of music is the closest to tears and memories.

Loving oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance

In art as in love, tenderness is what gives strength.

I will not stop talking to him just because he is not listening to me. I like to listen to myself. It's one of my biggest pleasures. I often have long conversations with myself, and I am so intelligent that sometimes I do not understand a word of what I say.

No great artist sees things as they really are; If I did, I would stop being an artist.

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no need to read it.

Work is the refuge of those who have nothing to do.

Children begin by loving their parents. When they have grown up, they judge them, and sometimes they even forgive them.

Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Cynicism consists in seeing things as they really are, and not as they want them to be.

As a bad person I am a complete disaster. There are lots of people who claim that I have not done anything wrong in my whole life. Of course they only dare to say it behind my back.

One should always be in love. That's why we should never get married.

The best way to get rid of temptation is to fall into it.

Advising the economy of the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising that you eat less to the one who is starving.

In the common world of events, the bad are not punished and the good rewarded. Success is carried by the strong and failure by the weak.

When one is in love, one begins by deceiving oneself and ends up deceiving others. This is what the world calls a novel.

There's much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the ignorant, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

Death must be so beautiful. To be in the brown earth, with the herbs that wave above the head, and listen to the silence. Not to have yesterday or tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, be at peace ...

Famous phrases


  1. Marlayne

    His incredible sentence ... :)

  2. Cuuladh

    We will live.

  3. Conner

    cool ... it was interesting to read

  4. Brik

    And do you understand?

  5. Lisimba

    Bravo, this remarkable idea is necessary just by the way

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