Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

— Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

I can resist anything but temptation.

— Oscar Wilde

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

— Oscar Wilde