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Oscar Wilde Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Oscar Wilde.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

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Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

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

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

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Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

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

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

 

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

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

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

Familiarity breeds consent.
- Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- 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

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing
for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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