Oscar Wilde was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright, poet and critic and a celebrity century in London.
Oscar Fingle O’Floorty Wills Wilde was born on 16 October 1854 in Dublin. His father was a very successful surgeon and his mother was a great writer and literary hostess. Wild’s education was held at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. While living in Oxford, Wild Beauty joined the movement. After graduation, he went to London to make a literary career.
Their output was varied. The first volume of his poem was published in 1881, but while composing the verse, he contributed to publications such as ‘Pall Mall Gazette’, wrote fairy tales and a novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ (1891) Published. His greatest talent was to write plays, and he produced an extremely popular comedy including ‘Lady Windermayer’s Fan’ (1892), ‘An Ideal Husband (1895)’ and ‘The Importance of Being Bust’ (1895). In 1896, ‘Salomi’ was exhibited in Paris.
Here we have some great collection of his quotes on love , thoughts in life and marriage.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
I can resist anything except temptation.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.
I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
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.
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
The Americans are certainly hero-worshippers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes.