20 Best Oscar Wilde Quotes

20 Best Oscar Wilde Quotes


Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer, playright, and poet, famous for brillant works such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Here are some of his best, brightest, and boldest quotes.


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



“Everything popular is wrong.”



“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”



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



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





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



“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.”



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



“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”



“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.”



Inspirational Oscar Wilde quotes


“Every woman is a rebel.”



“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.”



“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”



“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”



“I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.”





“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.”



“Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world’s original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.”



“It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.”



“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”



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



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