Mrs. Cheveley Quotes in An Ideal Husband
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN
You prefer to be natural?
Sometimes. But it is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
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.
The art of living. The only really Fine Art we have produced in modern times.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.