The Best Oscar Wilde Quotes

In honor of his 163rd birthday, we take a look back at 20 of Irish literary genuis’ most inspirational quotes by oscar wilde.

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

I can resist everything except temptation.

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

True friends stab you in the front.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Everything in moderation, including moderation.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

I am not young enough to know everything.

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

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

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

I can never travel without my diary, one should always have something sensational to read on the train.

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.