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The Best Oscar Wilde Quotes 

Updated October 13, 2018 2.7k votes 434 voters 32.5k views

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken Oscar Wilde
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Experience is the name we give to our mistakes. Oscar Wilde
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. Oscar Wilde
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde
None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde
A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude. Oscar Wilde
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. Oscar Wilde
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde
The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. Oscar Wilde
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde
When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is. Oscar Wilde
The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Oscar Wilde
Skepticism is the beginning of Faith. Oscar Wilde
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry. Oscar Wilde