Oscar Wilde Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing

Oscar Wilde

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Oscar Wilde

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

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

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.

Oscar Wilde

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Oscar Wilde

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

Oscar Wilde

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.

Oscar Wilde

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Oscar Wilde

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Oscar Wilde

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Oscar Wilde

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