Home >> Quotes & Sayings >>

Oscar Wilde Quotes on Money & Wealth (19 Quotes)


Find Oscar Wilde on Money & Wealth books & products @ Amazon


  • The rich would have spoken on the value of thrift and the idle grown eloquent over the dignity of labour.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • When they make up their ledger, they balance stupidity by wealth, and vice by hypocrisy.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Your rank and wealth, Harry; my brains, such as they are - my art, whatever it may be worth; Dorian Gray's good looks - we shall all suffer for what the gods have given us, suffer terribly.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything, and when they grow older, they know it
    (Oscar Wilde)


  • A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Time is waste of money.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Extravagance is the luxury of the poor penury is the luxury of the rich.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • I don't want money. It is only people who pay their bills who want that, and I never pay mine.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old, I know it is.
    (Oscar Wilde)


    Related Authors




Pg 1/212