42 Oscar Wilde Quotes To Know The Meaning of Life

You must read Oscar Wilde Quotes to find motivation.

Oscar Wilde was born on 16 October 1854. He was an Irish poet and playwright. Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey’ and ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’. Oscar Wilde has expressed his pain, depression, and humiliation in his literature. Oscar Wilde was arrested in 1895 due to an illegal affair with a young man and he was imprisoned for two years. His earned prestige, respect, and all achievements in society were destroyed. He died of poverty on 30 November 1900 at the age of 46. His beautiful creations impress people a lot. His novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and his play “The Importance of Being Earnest” are considered among the great literary works of the late Victorian period. Let’s read here Oscar Wilde Quotes to know about life.

Oscar Wilde Motivational Quotes

Read here some motivational quotes said by Oscar Wilde on various topics.

Life Quotes by Oscar Wilde

1 “Living in this world is a rare thing. Most people live like this.” ― Oscar Wilde

2 “Never love a person who treats you like an ordinary person.” ― Oscar Wilde

3 “Don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy cars.” ― Oscar Wilde

4 “A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.” ― Oscar Wilde

5 “Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” ― Oscar Wilde

6 “Each of us has both heaven and hell with us.” ― Oscar Wilde

7 “When we are happy, we are good. But when we are good, it does not mean that we are happy.” ― Oscar Wilde

8 “Life is a nightmare that prevents one from sleeping.” ― Oscar Wilde

9 “The secret to staying young is to be happy always.” ― Oscar Wilde

10 “Always forgive your enemies.” ― Oscar Wilde

Inspiring Quotes by Oscar Wilde

11 “I am so clever that sometimes I do not understand a word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wilde

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

13 “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” ― Oscar Wilde

14 “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” ― Oscar Wilde

15 “A passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.” ― Oscar Wilde

16 “Arguments are to be avoided, they are always vulgar and often convincing.” ― Oscar Wilde

Truth Quotes by Oscar Wilde

17 “Truth is always pure, but never simple.” ― Oscar Wilde

18 “The true mystery of the world which is visible to us, not the invisible.” ― Oscar Wilde

19 “Those who dream can find their way through the moonlight. They see the dawn before the rest of the world.” ― Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes on Friend

20 “A good friend will always stab you in the front.” ― Oscar Wilde

21 “Friendship is more painful than love. And it lasts longer.” ― Oscar Wilde

22 “One has a right to judge a man by the effect he has over his friends.” ― Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes on Experience

23 “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.” ― Oscar Wilde

24 “Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.” ― Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes on Morality

25 “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.” ― Oscar Wilde

26 Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are cultivated. For these, there is hope.” ― Oscar Wilde

27 “Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” ― Oscar Wilde

28 “A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.” ― Oscar Wilde

29 “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ― Oscar Wilde

Best Inspirational Quotes & Sayings

30 “Sin is something that is clearly visible on a man’s face. It cannot be hidden.” ― Oscar Wilde

31 “Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.” ― Oscar Wilde

32 “No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” ― Oscar Wilde

33 “Selfishness is not what one wants to live. Selfishness is what asking others to live like oneself.” ― Oscar Wilde

34 “Unselfishness is that someone leaves other people’s lives to live like theirs, never interfering with them.” ― Oscar Wilde

35 “The great events of the world take place in the brain.” ― Oscar Wilde

36 “Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.” ― Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes on personal growth

37 “A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow easily.” ― Oscar Wilde

38 “A man who is master of himself can invent pleasure easily for himself.” ― Oscar Wilde

39 “It is so easy to convince others; it is so difficult to convince oneself.” ― Oscar Wilde

40 “Imagination is a quality that was given to man compensate him from what’s not.” ― Oscar Wilde

41 “The sense of humor was given to console him from what is.” ― Oscar Wilde

42 “Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.” Oscar Wilde

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