Sunday Inspiration from Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde ( 1854 – 1900 ) was an Irish poet and playwright known for his literary flair. His notable works include The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde lived a controversial life and was imprisoned for homosexuality and “indecency”. He was flamboyant, humorous and witty. In one of his trips, when a US Customs officer asked him ” Do you have anything to declare?” , Wilde quipped: ‘ I HAVE NOTHING TO DECLARE BUT MY GENIUS!”

Here are other famous quotes from this genius.


To live is the rarest thing in the world.

Most people exist, that is all.


We are all in the gutter,

But some of us are looking at the stars.


Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.


I don’t want to go to heaven.

None of my friends are there.


Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.


Man is least himself when he talks about his own person.

Give him a mask— and he will tell you the truth.


Memory is the diary we all carry with us.


Life is a nightmare that prevents one from sleeping.


Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


Be yourself. Everyone is already taken.


Some cause happiness wherever they go—others, whenever they go!


Hatred is blind, as well as love.


Men always want to be a woman’s first love.

Women like to be a man’s last romance.


Sometimes the poor are being praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.  

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