51 Oscar Wilde Quotes About Life, Love, and Humor

51 Oscar Wilde Quotes From His Masterpiece

Oscar Wilde is known for his ability in using words and paradoxical sentence. Born in Ireland, Wilde also has a controversy because he ever went to jail due to homosexuality issue.

Wilde’s writing talent come from his parents. Both parents are writer. Wilde has one big brother and one little sister. His sister died at 10 because high fever. And her death affect Oscar Wilde’s life.

During his collage year, Oscar is a smart student. He get a scholarship to Trinity College Dublin and  continue his study to Oxford University.

Wilde graduate with highest honour in double degree, Classical Moderation and Literae Humaniores.

To know more about Oscar Wilde’s Masterpiece, here 51 Oscar Wilde quotes about life, love and humor.

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51 Oscar Wilde Quotes From His Masterpiece

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

2. “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

3. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”  

4. “Live life with no excuses and travel with no regret.” 

5. “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

6. “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” 

7. “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.” 

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

9. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” 

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

51 Oscar Wilde Quotes From His Masterpiece

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

12. “Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” 

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

14. “Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” 

15. “Women are made to be loved, not understood.”

16. “Every woman is a rebel.” 

17. “I don’t want to earn my living, I want to live.”

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

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

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

51 Oscar Wilde Quotes From His Masterpiece

21. “True friends stab you in the front.”

22. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”


23. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

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

25. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

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

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

28. “I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.”

29. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

30. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” 

Words From His Masterpiece

31. “Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. “

32. “Any place you love is the world to you.”

33. “Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping”

34. “There is no such thing as romance in our day, women have become too brilliant; nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.”

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

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

37. “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”

38. “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing!”

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

40. “I don’t want to earn my living, I want to live.”

Words From His Masterpiece

41. “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.”

42. Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”

43. “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.”

44. “There is no sin except stupidity.”

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

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

47. “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.” 

48. “Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them.”

49. “Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.”

50. “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.”

51. “If you are not long, I will wait for you all my life.”

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Oscar Wilde passed away at 46 and his masterpiece “The Picture of Dorian Gray” still popular and be read until now.

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