Oscar Wilde ~ Wit and Wisdom

Oscar Wilde: Photograph taken in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony

I suppose it’s fair to say that I was reared on Oscar Wilde as both my parents loved his sharp wit. Today marks the anniversary of his death in 1900 at the young age of 46.

So many quotable quotes but here are a few to ponder:

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. 

True friends stab you in the front

Men always want to be a woman’s first love, women like to be a man’s last romance.

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Is there a specific quote from Oscar Wilde that sticks in your mind?