An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde
An Ideal Husband Quotes
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LADY MARKBY. [Genially.] Ah, nowadays people marry as often as they can, don't they? It is most fashionable. (1.38)
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
MABEL CHILTERN. Well, I delight in your bad qualities. I wouldn't have you part with one of them. (1.131)
LADY MARKBY: Really, now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm. (1.54)
Respect and Reputation Quotes
MRS. CHEVELEY. Do you know, I am quite looking forward to meeting your clever husband, Lady Chiltern. […] They actually succeed in spelling his name right in the newspapers. That in itself is...
Morality and Ethics Quotes
MRS. CHEVELEY. I have a distinct recollection of Lady Chiltern always getting the good conduct prize! (1.66)
MRS. CHEVELEY. [Leaning back on the sofa and looking at him.] How very disappointing! (1.250)
Memory and the Past Quotes
MRS. CHEVELEY. Even you are not rich enough, Sir Robert, to buy back your past. No man is. (1.274)
Women and Femininity Quotes
LADY BASILDON. What martyrs we are, dear Margaret! MRS. MARCHMONT. [Rising.] And how well it becomes us, Olivia! (1.15-16)
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