Quotes by Oscar Wilde

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

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
– Oscar Wilde

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

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.
– Oscar Wilde

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
– Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a life- long romance.
– Oscar Wilde

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
– Oscar Wilde

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

The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
– Oscar Wilde

If there is anything more annoying in the world than having people talk about you, it is certainly having no one talk about you.
– 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 can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
– Oscar Wilde

Hearts live by being wounded.
– Oscar Wilde

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.
– Oscar Wilde

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

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