Wisdom from the age old master

Hey all lovely people out there!

Welcome to another lovely post, which is here to enrich you with the philosophy of our ancient literary author. So I have been nominated by a wonderful blogger Victoria in a post of Genius of the Ancient World to find one ancient artist and share some of my favorite quotes.

So today I’m introducing Oscar Wilde. His quotes:

  1. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”


  2. “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”


  3. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”


  4. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”


  5. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

The rules are simple, as always:

  • Choose the author or philosopher (it should be one from the Ancient Time). Don’t know anyone? Google it. It shouldn’t be so hard.
  • Choose 3 quotes of this author/philosopher. The country of origin – doesn’t matter (Egypt, Greece…Italy). Add any info or explanation if you like.
  • Share those quotes and nominate 3 to 6 people.
  • Ops, that’s not obligatory.
  • The title for the post? Choose something cool. I know you are smart enough.
  • Nominated are here:


Kavya S – A Canvas To Describe Feelings..

Reggie German – From Private to Public

Nathi – A Wayward Scribbles

Thoughts Of A Blogging Lesbian

Hannah Undecided


About author:

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright.

Oscar Wilde

Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, he was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. After graduating from Oxford University, he lectured as a poet, art critic and a leading proponent of the principles of aestheticism. In 1891, he published The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel which was panned as immoral by Victorian critics, but is now considered one of his most notable works.  Unconventional in his writing and life, Wilde’s affair with a young man led to his arrest on charges of “gross indecency” in 1895. He was imprisoned for two years and died in poverty three years after his release at the age of 46.

That’s all for this one guys. Have a great day ahead!

17 thoughts on “Wisdom from the age old master

    1. Even I got to know so much about him while I was researching 🙂 Well that is the point I guess about this post, sharing the knowledge we gain 🙂 Have a great day ahead 🙂


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  2. Oscar Wilde also wrote “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

    We’d love to have you join us on our journey through the book of Proverbs!


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