Line(s) of the Day #AnIdealHusband

An Ideal Husband

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)

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3 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #AnIdealHusband

  1. Oscar Wilde was a special kind of genius, wasn’t he? He could find the heart of humanity better than almost anyone else, as he does here, and he could do it in very few words.

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