60+ Wise Quotes about Love, Friendship and Life by Oscar Wilde

60+ Wise Quotes about Love, Friendship and Life by Oscar Wilde

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

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

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

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

“There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.”

“The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.”

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

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.”

“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.”

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

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

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”

“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.”

“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”

“Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”

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

“If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.”

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

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.”

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

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

“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.”

“Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”

“Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.”

“A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.”

“True friends stab you in the front.”

“I can resist everything except temptation.”

“When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.”

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.”

“Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.”

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.”

“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.”

“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

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

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.”

“Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

“One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.”

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.”

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

“The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.”

“One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead.”

“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.”

“The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.”

“A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”

“An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.”

“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”

“A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.”

“It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.”

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

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

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” 

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” 

 “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.” 

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

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” 

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

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