An Ideal Husband Quotes

28 of the best book quotes from An Ideal Husband
  1. #1
    “Ah, I forgot, your husband is an exception. Mine is the general rule, and nothing ages a woman so rapidly as having married the general rule.”
  2. #2
    “How you women war against each other!”
  3. #3
    “I would to God that I had been able to tell the truth . . . to live the truth. Ah! that is the great thing in life, to live the truth.”
  4. #4
    “Oh, damn sympathy. There is a great deal too much of that sort of thing going on nowadays.”
  5. #5
    “Ah, nowadays people marry as often as they can, don’t they? It is most fashionable.”
  6. #6
    “We have all feet of clay, women as well as men; but when we men love women, we love them knowing their weaknesses, their follies, their imperfections, love them all the more, it may be, for that reason.”
  7. #7
    “Women are not meant to judge us, but to forgive us when we need forgiveness. Pardon, not punishment, is their mission.”
  1. #8
    “All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive.”
  2. #9
    “Even you are not rich enough, Sir Robert, to buy back your past. No man is.”
  3. #10
    “My dear father, only people who look dull ever get into the House of Commons, and only people who are dull ever succeed there.”
  4. #11
    “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.”
  5. #12
    “I delight in talking politics. I talk them all day long. But I can’t bear listening to them.”
  6. #13
    “Circumstances should never alter principles!”
  7. #14
    “Ah! the strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. […] Science can never grapple with the irrational.”

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  1. #15
    “Besides, Gertrude, public and private life are different things. They have different laws, and move on different lines.”
  2. #16
    “Sooner or later in political life one has to compromise. Every one does.”
  3. #17
    “You can forget. Men easily forget. And I forgive. That is how women help the world. I see that now.”
  4. #18
    “She loves you, Robert. Why should she not forgive?”
  5. #19
    “Politics are my only pleasure.”
  6. #20
    “No one should be entirely judged by their past.”
  7. #21
    “I will love you always, because you will always be worthy of love.”
  1. #22
    “It is the growth of the moral sense in women that makes marriage such a hopeless, one-sided institution.”
  2. #23
    “Well, I delight in your bad qualities. I wouldn’t have you part with one of them.”
  3. #24
    “It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love.”
  4. #25
    “Nowadays, with our modern mania for morality, every one has to pose as a paragon of purity, incorruptibility, and all the other seven deadly virtues – and what is the result? You all go over like ninepins - one after the other.”
  5. #26
    “Lady Chiltern is a woman of the very highest principles, I am glad to say. I am a little too old now, myself, to trouble about setting a good example, but I always admire people who do.”
  6. #27
    “It is power to do good that is fine – that, and that only.”
  7. #28
    “But women who have common sense are so curiously plain, father, aren’t they?”

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