Top 50 Oscar Wilde Quotes on Love, Life and Inspiration

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

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“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

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“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

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“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

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“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

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“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

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

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“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

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“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”

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“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”

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“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”

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“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

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“I am not young enough to know everything.”

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“The heart was made to be broken.”

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

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“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

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“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”

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“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

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“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”

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“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

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“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”

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“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”

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“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

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“I can resist anything except temptation.”

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“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”

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“To define is to limit.”

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“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

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“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”

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“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

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“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

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“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

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“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”

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“Who, being loved, is poor?”

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“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”

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“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

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“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

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“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

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“I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.”

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“I have nothing to declare except my genius.”

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“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

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“A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

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“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

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“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.”

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“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”

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“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

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“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

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