Oscar Wilde Quotes

Some people don’t get the recognition they deserve while they are alive. There are numerous examples of people who got recognized for their work after their death. Oscar Wilde was one of those. He was also born way ahead of his time. He was a famous author, playwright, and poet. He graduated from Oxford and lectured as an art critic and principles of aestheticism.

In 1891, Oscar Wilde published “The Picture of Dorian Gray“, his only novel, which is considered one of the best in the world. He was also a dramatist. Among his famous plays are satirical comedies as “Lady Windermere’s Fan” (1892), “A Woman of No Importance” (1893), and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895). He was arrested on charges of “gross indecency” and “homosexual” charges where he spent two years in prison and he died three years later in poverty.

Oscar Wilde was a wise man, whose words had deep and hidden meanings. Some of the best Oscar Wilde quotes are as follows.

Living vs Existing
To live is a rarest thing in the world, most people exist, that is all.

Someone’s else opinion
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

How to deal with enemy?
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Past never comes back
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

Selfishness is not living as one wish to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Ordinary vs Real Riches
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know that it is.

Spread happiness
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Celebrate success of others
Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.

Saint vs Sinner
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Men vs Women
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.

When men love women
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

The devotion of a woman
There’s nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It’s a thing no married man knows anything about.

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

Not only Love is Blind
Hatred is blind, as well as love.

Two kind of people
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.

Decorative arts
I would have a workshop attached to every school, and one hour a day given up to the teaching of simple decorative arts. It would be a golden hour to the children.

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

Whom to love?
Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

Only a song for you
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Be Yourself
Be yourself, everyone else is almost taken.

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