Oscar Wilde - Page 3

Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.
– Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious
– Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
– Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.
– Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
– Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
– Oscar Wilde

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

Youth is wasted on the young.
– Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.
– Oscar Wilde

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
– Oscar Wilde

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
– Oscar Wilde

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
– Oscar Wilde

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
– Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
– Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
– Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
– Oscar Wilde

It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.
– Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
– Oscar Wilde

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
– Oscar Wilde

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
– Oscar Wilde