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The Picture of Dorian Grey

By Oscar Wilde QUOTATION: Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Dorian Gray, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 17 (1891).

QUOTATION: In spite of the roaring of the young lions at the Union, and the screaming of the rabbits in the home of the vivisector, in spite of Keble College, and the tramways, and the sporting prints, Oxford still remains the most beautiful thing in England, and nowhere else are life and art so exquisitely blended, so perfectly made one.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Dramatic Review (London, May 23, 1885).

QUOTATION: It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 8 (1891).

QUOTATION: He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 4 (1891).

QUOTATION: There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 7 (1891).

QUOTATION: There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 8 (1891).

QUOTATION: Conscience makes egotists of us all.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 8 (1891).

QUOTATION: They flaunt their conjugal felicity in one’s face, as if it were the most fascinating of sins.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 8 (1891).

QUOTATION: The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.
ATTRIBUTION: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 4 (1891).

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