Oscar Wilde Quotes

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

Oscar Wilde

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.

Oscar Wilde

It takes a thoroughly good woman to do a thoroughly stupid thing

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.

Oscar Wilde

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.

Oscar Wilde

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

Oscar Wilde

Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.

Oscar Wilde

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.

Oscar Wilde

[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.

Oscar Wilde

When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.

Oscar Wilde

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

Oscar Wilde

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