Oscar Wilde Quotes

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.

Oscar Wilde

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized

Oscar Wilde

The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Oscar Wilde

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But ... it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Oscar Wilde

Football is all very well a good game for rough girls, but not for delicate boys.

Oscar Wilde

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.

Oscar Wilde

Authority is quite degrading.

Oscar Wilde

No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime

Oscar Wilde

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

Oscar Wilde

To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders…It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.

Oscar Wilde

Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.

Oscar Wilde

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.

Oscar Wilde

People who love only once in their lives are. . . shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.

Oscar Wilde

They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.

Oscar Wilde

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