Just for Fun Friday: Wilde’s Wisdom

Hello my dears!

The weekend is here, gifting many of us (by this I mean the non-students) with an extra bonus day off on Monday. Since my Just for Fun Friday: Throwing Insults Like Shakespeare post met with some great feedback (and was also a lot of fun to put together), I thought that I would follow suit this week with something similar. Enter the always witty and ever charming Captain of Wry Wisdom, Oscar Wilde.

“However, I think anything is better than high intellectual pressure. That is the most unbecoming thing there is. It makes the noses of young girls so particularly large.”

– An Ideal Husband

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”

– An Ideal Husband

“I am afraid that we are beginning to be over-educated; at least everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching – that is really what our enthusiasm for education has come to.”

– The Decay of Lying

“I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance.”

– The Importance of Being Earnest

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

– Lady Windermere’s Fan

 “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”

– A Woman of No Importance

“The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties.”

– The Picture of Dorian Gray

“The basis of optimism is sheer terror.”

– The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.”

– The Picture of Dorian Gray

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.


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