25 Best Oscar Wilde Quotes about Books, Knowledge and Life

An Irish poet, writer and playwright, Oscar Wilde is remembered for his works which is cherished as classics in English literature. His works are known for its flamboyance and satirical take on the Victorian society. He is also known for his infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. Oscar Wilde quotes are a reflection on life and the society.

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We bring you some of the best Oscar Wilde quotes about books, knowledge and life

1. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

6. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. – Oscar Wilde

7. It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. – Oscar Wilde

8. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde

9. The truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde

10. You can never be overdressed or overeducated. – Oscar Wilde

11. Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde

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

13. A good friend will always stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

14. Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. – Oscar Wilde

15. I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. – Oscar Wilde

16. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. – Oscar Wilde

17. Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. – Oscar Wilde

18. I am not young enough to know everything. – Oscar Wilde

19. Hearts are made to be broken.- Oscar Wilde

20. A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. – Oscar Wilde

21. Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

22. Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. – Oscar Wilde

23. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde

24. I think God, in creating man, somewhat over-estimated his ability. – Oscar Wilde

25. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. – Oscar Wilde

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