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Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Oscar Wilde Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

 

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde


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A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

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.
- Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- 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 to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Oscar Wilde

Familiarity breeds consent.
- Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love.
That is the reason one should never marry.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing
for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain


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