Oscar Wilde quote about control from The Picture of Dorian Gray - There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
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There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source The Picture of Dorian Gray
Topic control others property
Date 1890
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/174/174-h/174-h.htm

Context

“What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect—simply a confession of failure. Faithfulness! I must analyse it some day. The passion for property is in it. There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. But I don't want to interrupt you. Go on with your story."
"Well, I found myself seated in a horrid little private box, with a vulgar drop-scene staring me in the face. I looked out from behind the curtain and surveyed the house.” source

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