Sir Robert Chilton: I was twenty-two at the time, and I had the double misfortune of being well-born and poor, two unforgiveable things nowadays. Is it fair that the folly, the sin of one’s youth, if men choose to call it a sin, should wreck a life like mine, should place me in the pillory, should shatter all that I have worked for, all that I have built up. Is it fair, Arthur?
Lord Goring: Life is never fair, Robert. And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
Taken from Act II of the Oscar Wilde play ‘An Ideal Husband’ (1895)