The post on her left was occupied by Mr. Erskine of Treadley, an old gentleman of considerable charm and culture, who had fallen, however, into bad habits of silence, having, as he explained once to Lady Agatha, said everything that he had to say before he was thirty.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:It is a dangerous thing to reform anyone.
I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself do not interest me. The have not got the charm of novelty.
The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
And now, I am dying beyond my means. Sipping champagne on his deathbed
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