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LORD HENRY WOTTON
I'm analyzing women at present. The subject is less difficult than I was led to believe. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
I apologize for the intelligence of my remarks, Sir Thomas, I'd forgotten that you were a member of Parliament.
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
No civilized man ever regrets a pleasure, and no uncivilized man ever knows what a pleasure is.
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
One of the great secrets of life. Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
But adoring someone is certainly better than being adored. Being adored is a nuisance. You'll discover, Dorian, that women treat us just as humanity treats its gods. They worship us and keep bothering us to do something for them.
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SIR THOMAS
You must admit that women give men the very gold of their lives.
LORD HENRY WOTTON
But they invariably want it back in such small change. Women, as a witty Frenchman put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out.
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
[Referring to Dorian's shuttered room] What rare things have you stored away there, Dorian? Skeletons of inquisitive guests?
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
I suppose in a fortnight or so, we shall be told he's been seen in San Francisco. It's an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world.
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
I like persons better than principles and persons with no principles better than anything at all.
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LORD HENRY WOTTON
There's only one way to get rid of temptation, and that's to yield to it.