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When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.
當一個男人成熟到可以做錯事,他也應該成熟到能把事情做對。
──無足輕重的女人
A Woman of No Importance

When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others.

That is what the world calls a romance.
人以自欺展開戀情,最後總以欺人結束,這就是世間所謂的愛情。
──無足輕重的女人
A Woman of No Importance

A mask tells us more than a face.
面具傳達的訊息比面孔還多。
──筆、鉛筆與毒藥
Pen, Pencil and Poison

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
大眾對大小事都有無盡的求知慾──除了真正值得知道的事情例外。
──社會主義下的靈魂
The Soul of Man Under Socialism

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
拒絕誘惑的唯一方式,就是向它臣服。
──格雷的畫像
The Picture of Dorian Gray

A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose.

It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.
一朵想成為紅玫瑰的玫瑰並不自私,要是它希望花園裡所有花朵都成為紅玫瑰,那自私才真正駭人。
──社會主義下的靈魂
The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt to people whom we personally dislike.
道德不過是我們用來針對自己討厭的人的態度。
──理想丈夫
An Ideal Husband

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