• 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
  • You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
    A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
    Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
    ~ Oscar Wilde