Oscar Wilde Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old oscar wilde quotes, oscar wilde sayings, and oscar wilde proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The heart was made to be broken.     

Oscar Wilde

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.     

Oscar Wilde

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.     

Oscar Wilde

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.     

Oscar Wilde

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.     

Oscar Wilde

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.     

Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.     

Oscar Wilde

A true friend stabs you in the front.     

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.     

Oscar Wilde

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.     

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.     

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

I don't want to earn my living; I want to live.     

Oscar Wilde

Whenever life sucks, remember you're going to die someday.     

Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.     

Oscar Wilde

Women are made to be loved, not understood.     

Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.     

Oscar Wilde

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.     

Oscar Wilde

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.     

Oscar Wilde

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.     

Oscar Wilde

They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.     

Oscar Wilde

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.     

Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.     

Oscar Wilde

It's beauty that captures your attention; personality that captures your heart.     

Oscar Wilde

The note of the perfect personality is not rebellion, but peace.     

Oscar Wilde

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.     

Oscar Wilde

Nowadays, saying what you really think can be a serious error since one risks being misunderstood.     

Oscar Wilde