The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Extravagance is the luxury of the poor penury is the luxury of the rich.
They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
It is grossly selfish to require of one's neighbour that he should think in the same way, and hold the same opinions. Why should he If he can think, he will probably think differently. If he cannot think, it is monstrous to require thought of any kind.
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