Oscar Wilde's Most Popular Epigrams

Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde (d. 1900)  is one of the most quoted authors of all time. Many writers, authors, and speakers still use Wilde's one-line epigrams to capture readers' interest or to draw attention to a topic or point. Epigrams are short, pointed statements that are sincere, witty, and amusing. Wilde's regular use of paradoxical epigrams placed him on a pedestal with other talented writers of his time. Wilde was also known for his distinct delivery of his epigrams — he recited them with a unique tempo that sounded pleasing to the ear and captured the attention of listeners.

Here are a handful of my favorite epigrams constructed by Wilde:
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Oscar Wilde's Most Popular Epigrams

Related links: 
Using the Epigram as a Literary Device
Creative Writing Quotes

I welcome your comments or other epigrams.

Brian Scott

One more for good luck :)

Oscar Wilde's quotes