Look at the successful men in any of the learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the Church. But then in the Church they don't think. A bishop keeps on saying at the age of eighty what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and as a natural consequence he always looks absolutely delightful.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
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Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as ofte
Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing.
A man who marries without knowing Bunbury has a very tedious time of it.
Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.
Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders.
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