funny quotation logo


Oscar Wilde

The Top 10 Oscar Wilde Quotations

homefamous peopleOscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish playwright, poet, novelist, and essayist who is best remembered for his wit, flamboyant personality, and contributions to the aesthetic and decadent movements of the late 19th century. He gained renown for his sharp wit, satirical plays, and distinctive style that challenged Victorian societal norms. Wilde's works often blended humor and social commentary, making him a prominent figure in the literary and cultural landscape of his time.

These quotes reflect Wilde's insightful perspective on human nature, society, and life, showcasing his mastery of language and his ability to provoke thought and laughter simultaneously.

top 10 quotations by Oscar Wilde

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde

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

"I can resist anything except temptation." Oscar Wilde

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple." Oscar Wilde

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." Oscar Wilde

"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." Oscar Wilde

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde

"A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally." Oscar Wilde

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Oscar Wilde

"I am not young enough to know everything." Oscar Wilde

Help Us Improve Funny Quotation (#FuQ)

  • Do you know a great quotation that belongs on this page?
  • Do you disagree with our top three?
  • Do you disagree with something else on this page?
  • Have we credited the wrong person with the quotation?

Find Us Quicker!

  • When using a search engine (e.g., Google, Bing), you will find us quicker if you add #FuQ to your search term.