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Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one."

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much."

Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability."

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy."

When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Man is many things, but he is not rational."

Man is many things, but he is not rational.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "To become a work of art is the object of living."

To become a work of art is the object of living.




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things."

It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "JACK: I will be back in a few moments, dear Canon. Gwendolen! Wait here for me!GWENDOLEN: If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life."

JACK: I will be back in a few moments, dear Canon. Gwendolen! Wait here for me!GWENDOLEN: If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art"

Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art



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

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



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I hope, Cecily, I shall not offend you if I state quite frankly and openly that you seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection."

I hope, Cecily, I shall not offend you if I state quite frankly and openly that you seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection.




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "If something cannot be done to check, or at least to modify, our monstrous worship of facts, art will become sterile and beauty will pass away from the land."

If something cannot be done to check, or at least to modify, our monstrous worship of facts, art will become sterile and beauty will pass away from the land.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything."

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "You can never be overdressed or overeducated."

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul."

What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible."

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Christ did not die to save people, but to teach people how to save each other. This is, I have no doubt, a grave heresy, but it is also a fact."

Christ did not die to save people, but to teach people how to save each other. This is, I have no doubt, a grave heresy, but it is also a fact.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I wish you would tell me your secret. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable."

I wish you would tell me your secret. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious."

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The English novels are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. But one should not be too severe on them. They show a want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study."

The English novels are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. But one should not be too severe on them. They show a want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul."

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing."

In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it."

The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality."

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all."

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself."

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "It is very difficult sometimes to keep awake, especially at church, but there is no difficulty at all about sleeping."

It is very difficult sometimes to keep awake, especially at church, but there is no difficulty at all about sleeping.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Men know life too early women know life too late."

Men know life too early women know life too late.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The truth is rarely pure and never simple."

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live."

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault."

The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter."

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "All I want now is to look at life."

All I want now is to look at life.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman"

Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "A man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies. I have not got one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me."

A man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies. I have not got one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me.



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

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



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "It is rarely in the world's history that its ideal has been one of joy and beauty. The worship of pain has far more often dominated the world."

It is rarely in the world's history that its ideal has been one of joy and beauty. The worship of pain has far more often dominated the world.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you."

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "...art had no moral responsibility. Art, he argued, should strive only to be a beautiful object entirely separate from its creator."

...art had no moral responsibility. Art, he argued, should strive only to be a beautiful object entirely separate from its creator.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I am not young enough to know everything."

I am not young enough to know everything.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not got one who is a fool."

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not got one who is a fool.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Did you hear what I was playing, Lane?I didn't think it polite to listen, sir."

Did you hear what I was playing, Lane?I didn't think it polite to listen, sir.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "If a woman cannot make her mistakes charming, she is only a female."

If a woman cannot make her mistakes charming, she is only a female.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction."

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The Noblest form of Affection"

The Noblest form of Affection



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I should fancy, however, that murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner."

I should fancy, however, that murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.