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Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Oscar Wilde quotes

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

It is always the unreadable that occurs.

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.

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

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.

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

There is no sin except stupidity.

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.