Oscar Wilde quotes on men and women

Oscar Wilde quote. Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, Image copyright Ireland Calling

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I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

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A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

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Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

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A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

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I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

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Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

Cartoon illustration of shamrocks. Image copyright Ireland Calling

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

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Women’s styles may change but their designs remain the same.

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Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat.

Oscar Wilde quote. Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Her capacity for family affection is extraordinary: when her third husband died, her hair turned quite gold from grief.

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Women’s styles may change but their designs remain the same.

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She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.

Cartoon illustration of shamrocks. Image copyright Ireland Calling

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

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All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

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The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women … merely adored.

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Oscar Wilde quote. Men always want to be a woman’s first love - women like to be a man’s last romance. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

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An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

Oscar Wilde quote. The Book of Life begins with a man and woman in a garden, and it ends with Revelations. Image copyright Ireland Calling


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