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Nothign will induce me to part with Bunbury, and if you ever got married, which seems to me extremely problematic, you will be very glad to know Bunbury. A man who marries without knowing Bunbury has a very tedious time of it.
When you do become engaged to someone, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be.
In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing. Mr. Worthing, what explanation can you offer to me for pretending to have a brother?
How you can sit there eating muffins when we're in this terrible trouble, I can't make out! It seems to me to be perfectly heartless...
To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
In matters of utmost importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.
No married man is ever attractive except to his wife.
There is something in that name that inspires absolute confidence.
London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
When one is in town one amuses himself. When one is in the country one amuses other people.
There is no objection, I admit, to an aunt being a small aunt, but why an aunt, no matter what her size may be, should call her own nephew her uncle, I can't quite make out.
In married life three is a company and two is none.
Then a passionate celibacy is all that any of us can look forward to.
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oh, I don't think I would care to catch a sensible man. I shouldn't know what to talk to him about.
I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.
If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated
I never saw a woman so altered; she looks quite twenty years younger.
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