In married life affection comes when people thoroughly dislike each other.

An Ideal Husband, Lord Goring, Act 3
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A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

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LORD DARLINGTON. No, we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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CECIL GRAHAM. What is a cynic?
LORD DARLINGTON. A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Act III

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