Sensational Quotes for Smart People

 

Quotations by Oscar Wilde

 

First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotations by Oscar Wilde

#1 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
— Oscar Wilde

#2 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Life is much to important to be taken seriously.
— Oscar Wilde

#3 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
— Oscar Wilde

#4 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful.
— Oscar Wilde

#5 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
— Oscar Wilde

#6 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
— Oscar Wilde
 

#7 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

I had a pleasant evening but this wasn't it.
— Oscar Wilde
 (After having dinner at a friend's house)

#8 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
— Oscar Wilde

#9 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
— Oscar Wilde

#10 of Top Ten Senational Quotes by Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
— Oscar Wilde

   More Sensational Quotations by Oscar Wilde

 for Smart People 

We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
— Oscar Wilde

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and
far more expensive.
— Oscar Wilde

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
— Oscar Wilde

One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox. The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
— Oscar Wilde

His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. As a writer he has mastered everything except language.
— Oscar Wilde writing about author George Meredith

It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.
— Oscar Wilde

When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound.
— Oscar Wilde

It is very vulgar to talk about one's own business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then only at dinner parties.
— Oscar Wilde

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it . . . . the last is a real tragedy!
— Oscar Wilde

Educationis an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
— Oscar Wilde

If we men married the women we deserve, we should have a very bad time of it.
— Oscar Wilde

She said that she would dance with me if I brought her
red roses but in all my garden there is no red rose.
— Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
— Oscar Wilde

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
— Oscar Wilde

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.
— Oscar Wilde
 

 

Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.
— Oscar Wilde

The best way to enjoy your job is to imagine yourself without one.
— Oscar Wilde

One must have some sort of occupation nowadays. If I hadn't my debts I shouldn't have anything to think about.
— Oscar Wilde

Only the shallow know themselves.
— Oscar Wilde

It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
— Oscar Wilde

I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the oportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.
— Oscar Wilde

Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
— Oscar Wilde

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know  absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
— Oscar Wilde

All ways end at the same point ... Disillusion.
— Oscar Wilde
 
The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible.
What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered.
— Oscar Wilde

One should never make one's debut with a scandal. One should reserve that to give an interest to one's old age. 
— Oscar Wilde

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

The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
— Oscar Wilde
 
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
— Oscar Wilde

All art is quite useless.
— Oscar Wilde

Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece?
— Oscar Wilde (when asked to change a play)

An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
— Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
— Oscar Wilde

To lose one parent is misfortune; to lose two parents is sheer carelessness.

— Oscar Wilde

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.
— Oscar Wilde

When people agree with me, I think I am wrong.
— Oscar Wilde

I have nothing to declare but my genius. (to a U.S. Customs officer)
— Oscar Wilde

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

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
— Oscar Wilde

Never give a woman advice, one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening.
— Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love. That is the reason why one should never marry.
— Oscar Wilde

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
— Oscar Wilde

The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can
sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.
— Oscar Wilde

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
— Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
— Oscar Wilde

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.
— Oscar Wilde

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
— Oscar Wilde

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. 
— Oscar Wilde

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
— Oscar Wilde
 
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
— Oscar Wilde

The play was a great success, but the audience was a total failure.
— Oscar Wilde

The problem with socialism is that it will take up too many evenings.
— Oscar Wilde

What between the duties expected of one during one's lifetime, and the duties exacted from one after one's death, land has ceased to be either a profit or a pleasure. It gives one position, and prevents one from keeping it up. That's all that can be said about land.
— Oscar Wilde

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
— Oscar Wilde

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

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