Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

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

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

Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

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.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

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

I don't want to earn my living, I want to live.

Who, being loved, is poor?

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

Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.

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

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

I can resist everything except temptation.

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

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