To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked.
Prism! Where is that baby?
The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation, is to yield to it.
There are only two ways, as you know, of becoming civilized. One is by being cultured, the other is by being corrupt.
He had set himself to the serious study of the great aristocratic art of doing absolutely nothing.
An admirable idea! Mr. Worthing, there is just one question I would like to be permitted to put to you. Where is your brother Ernest? We are both engaged to be married to your brother Ernest, so it is a matter of some importance to us to know where your brother Ernest is at present.
Some red star had come too close to the earth.
Each class would have preached the importance of those virtues, for whose exercise there was no necessity in their own lives.
I never take any notice to what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.
She had a passion for secrecy, but she herself was merely a Sphinx without a secret.
One should never give a woman anything that she can't wear in the evening.