• The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
    The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
    Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
    It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
    The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
    There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
    Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
    Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.
    ~ Oscar Wilde