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Oscar Wilde Quotes on Work & Career (15 Quotes)


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  • His work was that curious mixture of bad painting and good intentions that always entitles a man to be called a representative British artist.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Its always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The nineteenth century is a turning point in history, simply on account of the work of two men, Darwin and Renan, the one the critic of the Book of Nature, the other the critic of the books of God.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
    (Oscar Wilde)


  • Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • I have put my genius into my life all I've put into my works is my talent.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a certain effect by certain means and he succeeded. . . . He stands apart, and the chief value of his work is in its prophecy, not in its performance.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • There is something tragic about the enormous number of young men there are in England at the present moment who start life with perfect profiles, and end by adopting some useful profession.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Bad artists always admire each others work.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected.
    (Oscar Wilde)


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