AUTHOR | OSCAR WILDE



For Oscar Wilde 263 Quotes are available

Oscar Wilde | Author, poet, playwright



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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats. he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured i


Born: 1854-10-16

Born in: Dublin, Ireland

Died: 1900-11-30







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Religions die when they are proved to be true. Scien...

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If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a polit...

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so ...

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Christ did not die to save people, but to teach peop...

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I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are...

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

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RequiescatTread lightly, she is nearUnder the snow,S...

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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies f...

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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquain...

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

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You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

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A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is...

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

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Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a frie...

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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a s...

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A man who does not think for himself does not think ...

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Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion...

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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

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I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing t...

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nothing that is worth knowing can be taught

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