Quotes by 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

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

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

God’s eternal laws are kind- and break the heart of stone.
– Oscar Wilde

The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously and have somebody find out.
– Oscar Wilde

Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
– Oscar Wilde

Science is the record of dead religions.
-Oscar Wilde

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

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women’s husbands.
– Oscar Wilde

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
– Oscar Wilde

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

The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial.
– Oscar Wilde

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.
– Oscar Wilde

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
– Oscar Wilde

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