Oscar Wilde, pen name for Fingal O'Flahertie Wills

Oscar
Wilde, pen name for Fingal O'Flahertie Wills
1854
1900

Irish Writer, Poet, Playwright and Aesthete remembered for his Epigrams, Plays and Sardonic Faustian themed "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Flamboyant Lifestyle, Tragedy of his Imprisonment followed by his early death

Author Quotes

Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream.

A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth glancing at.

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

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

A live unexamined isn't worth living. I will add, a life unlived isn't worth examining.

A good friend will always stab you in the front.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

A community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than... by the occasional occurrence of crime.

We live in the age of the overworked and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

To the claims of conformity, no man may yield and remain free.

We all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little.

To be in love is to surpass oneself.

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

To be good is to be in harmony with oneself.

Things are in their essence what we choose to make them. A thing is, according to the mode in which one looks at it.

The try mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling I have always cultivated.

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Author Picture
First Name
Oscar
Last Name
Wilde, pen name for Fingal O'Flahertie Wills
Birth Date
1854
Death Date
1900
Bio

Irish Writer, Poet, Playwright and Aesthete remembered for his Epigrams, Plays and Sardonic Faustian themed "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Flamboyant Lifestyle, Tragedy of his Imprisonment followed by his early death