Oscar Wilde Love Quotes

Oscar Wilde love quotes are wonderful to use in personal writing, blogs that focus of love or even in your own personal cards to loved ones.

Wilde was familiar with love. He was married to Constance Lloyd, and they had two sons. Later, Wilde entered into a then-scandalous homosexual love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, known as "Bosie," the son of John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry. This behavior eventually led Wilde to a two-year prison sentence of hard labor for what the court deemed the "gross indecency" of his homosexual acts.

The Irish playwright penned plays, poetry and novels and has left behind a legacy of memorable quotes. Here are a few of the best:

  • "Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance."
  • "Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years."  
  • "One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything."
  • "Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable."
  • "When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."
  • "Who, being loved, is poor?"
  • "Life is one fool thing after another where as love are two fool things after each other."
  • "Music makes one feel so romantic-at least it always gets on one's nerves-which is the same thing nowadays. "
  • "Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies."
  • "To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love."
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