15 Quotes by Oscar Wilde that are sharp and witty

Do you enjoy a  memorable quote, dear reader?

Do you want to improve your understanding of the human condition?

As a result of his many memorable quotes, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde left us with a wealth of sharp and witty observations about life and the human condition. To illustrate the point, today I offer you 15 quotes by Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde’s witty observations usually come with an essential truth at their core and they’re both enlightening and entertaining.

For me, his quotes are some of the best you’ll read anywhere.

So, take a minute to read them and inevitably you’ll reflect on life’s meaning and you might just develop a better understanding of the human condition too.

Quotes by Oscar Wilde can be useful when you need to reinforce a message in a presentation. So, why not see how many of them you can work into your day?

Quotes by Oscar Wilde:

  1. Only the shallow know themselves. ~Oscar Wilde
  2. The truth is rarely pure and never simple. ~Oscar Wilde
  3. Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by mediocrities. ~Oscar Wilde
  4. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~Oscar Wilde
  5. I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. ~Oscar Wilde
  6. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. ~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. Women are made to be loved, not understood. ~Oscar Wilde
  9. When men love women they give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. ~Oscar Wilde
  10. Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes. ~Oscar Wilde
  11. Education is an admirable thing but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde
  12. Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. ~Oscar Wilde
  13. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. ~Oscar Wilde
  14. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. ~Oscar Wilde
  15. There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about. ~Oscar Wilde

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