Oscar Wilde Quote

“… you’ve lost your figure and you’ve lost your character. Don’t lose your temper; you have only got one.” — Oscar Wilde Source: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Act 3, 1891 (Cecil Graham)

Oscar Wilde Quote

“Life is never fair … And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.” — Oscar Wilde Source: An Ideal Husband, Act 2, 1894 (Lord Goring)

Oscar Wilde Quote

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.” — Oscar Wilde Source: 1890 book The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ch. 2 (Lord Henry)

Oscar Wilde Quote

“Life’s aim, if it has one, is simply to be always looking for temptations. There are not nearly enough. I sometimes pass a whole day without coming across a single one.” — Oscar Wilde Source: A Woman of No Importance, Act 3, 1892 (Lord Illingworth)

Oscar Wilde Quote

“Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” — Oscar Wilde Source: letter to Robert Ross, 1 April 1897 (sent from Reading Gaol)