Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic. He was one of the most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

Oscar is well known for his works like The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar wrote a number of remarkable epigrams, plays and essays through which he gained huge fame.

Wilde died of meningitis on November 30, 1900 at the age of 46 but he will always be remembered for his extra ordinary work.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
Hatred is blind, as well as love.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.
Hearts are made to be broken.
Hearts are made to be broken.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
There is no sin except stupidity.
There is no sin except stupidity.
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.