He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.

Oscar Wilde

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I live in fear of not being misunderstood

Oscar Wilde

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

Oscar Wilde

Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Oscar Wilde

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.Oscar Wilde To Live Quotes

Oscar Wilde

Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.

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 richness to life that nothing else can bring.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

Oscar Wilde

The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.

Oscar Wilde

A kiss may ruin a human life.

Oscar Wilde

When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is

Oscar Wilde

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.

Oscar Wilde

One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead

Oscar Wilde

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived

Oscar Wilde

Good taste is the excuse I’ve always given for leading such a bad life

Oscar Wilde

Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

Oscar Wilde

To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life.

Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion.

Oscar Wilde

And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed

Oscar Wilde

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise

He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.

Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance

Oscar Wilde

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.

Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go

Oscar Wilde

All trials are trials for one’s life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.

Oscar Wilde

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

Oscar Wilde

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

Oscar Wilde

Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life

Oscar Wilde

The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passion are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.

Oscar Wilde

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.

Oscar Wilde

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.

Oscar Wilde

Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d’heure made up of exquisite moments.

Oscar Wilde

It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.

Oscar Wilde

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher.

Oscar Wilde

Anybody can write a three-volume novel. It merely requires a complete ignorance of both life and literature.

Oscar Wilde

To elope is cowardly; it is running away from danger; and danger has become so rare in modern life

Oscar Wilde

There is only one real tragedy in a woman’s life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.

Oscar Wilde

It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth.

Oscar Wilde

We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim / objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.

Oscar Wilde

Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life’s lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile.

Oscar Wilde

I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming pe

Oscar Wilde

Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.

Oscar Wilde

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde

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