Oscar Wilde Quotes

Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

Oscar Wilde

The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity

Oscar Wilde

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Oscar Wilde

Tread lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow.

Oscar Wilde

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

Oscar Wilde

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.

Oscar Wilde

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

Oscar Wilde

Those who have much are often greedy, those who have little always share.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Oscar Wilde

An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship

Oscar Wilde

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

Oscar Wilde

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.

Oscar Wilde

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.

Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

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