20 Wise, Beautiful Oscar Wilde Quotes


1. “True friends stab you in the front.”
2. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
3. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
4. “Always forgive your enemies—nothing annoys them so much.”
5. “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
6. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
7. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
8. “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
9. “Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”
10. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
11. “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.”
12. “No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”
13. “Memory…. Is the diary that we all carry about with us.”
14. “Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.”
15. “I am not young enough to know everything.”
16. “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.”
17. “There’s nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It’s a thing no married man knows anything about.”
18. “No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved.”
19. “It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.”
20. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I m saying.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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