In the common world of fact the wicked were not punished, nor the good rewarded. Success was given to the strong, failure thrust upon the weak. That was all.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
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It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat.
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The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach.
My dear fellow, the truth isn't quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman!
Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
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My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father.
And now after all this time I finally figured out how to trap him... I will become him.
Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.