Oscar Wilde Quotes (329 quotations)

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1. ... Nature, whose sweet rains fall of just and unjust alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undetected. She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole. - Oscar Wilde

2. ...my dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. - Oscar Wilde

3. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want? - Oscar Wilde

4. A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

5. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. - Oscar Wilde

6. A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do. - Oscar Wilde

7. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. - Oscar Wilde

8. A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. - Oscar Wilde

9. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. - Oscar Wilde

10. A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. - Oscar Wilde

11. A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. - Oscar Wilde

12. A poet can survive everything but a misprint. - Oscar Wilde

13. A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. - Oscar Wilde

14. A true friend stabs you in the front. - Oscar Wilde

15. A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life. - Oscar Wilde

16. A woman begins by resisting a man's advances, and ends by blocking his retreat. - Oscar Wilde

17. A woman who cannot make her mistakes charming, is only a female. - Oscar Wilde

18. A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. - Oscar Wilde

19. About foxhunting: The unspeakable chasing the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde

20. Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream. - Oscar Wilde

21. Action: the last resource of those who know not how to dream. - Oscar Wilde

22. Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation. - Oscar Wilde

23. Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means. - Oscar Wilde

24. Alas, I am dying beyond my means. - Oscar Wilde

25. All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their own peril. - Oscar Wilde

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