Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
Born: October 16, 1854, Dublin
Died: November 30, 1900, Paris
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Everything popular is wrong.
Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Hatred is blind, as well as love.
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.