Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born in October 16, 1854. He was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London.
As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labor after being convicted of “gross indecency” with other men. After he was released from prison he left the country and never returned. He died in November 30th 1900 in Paris, France out of poverty.
Quotes By Oscar Wilde:
1. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
2. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
3. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
4. The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
5. You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
6. Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
7. A good friend will always stab you in the front.
8. Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
9. The heart was made to be broken.
10. Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
11. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
12. With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
13. With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
14. Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
15. Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.