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Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde.
BornOctober 16, 1854
Dublin, Ireland
DiedNovember 30, 1900
Paris, France
Irish poet and playwright. Best known for The Importance of Being Earnest (1899) and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), as well as for his world-famous dry sense of humor.

The repository contains 68 quotes from Oscar Wilde.
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Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.


The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.


Moderation is a fatal thing, Lady Hunstanton. Nothing suceeds like excess.


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


The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.

Success and FailureExperience

Experience is the name that everyone gives to his mistakes.


Life is far too serious a thing to ever talk seriously about.


The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.


Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.


A true friend stabs you in the front.


Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious.

America and PatriotismExperience

In America, the young are always ready to give those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.


A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Men and Women

A bad man is the sort of man who admires innocence, and a bad woman is the sort of woman a man never gets tired of.

America and PatriotismMen and Women

America reminds me of one of Edgar Allan Poe’s exquisite poems, because it is full of belles.

Art and MusicComebacks

When asked why he thought it impossible to name his one hundred favorite books:

Because I have only written five.


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

Men and WomenSelf

Every woman is a rebel, and usually in violent revolt against herself.


Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich.


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

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