Oscar Wilde quote about morality from An Ideal Husband - Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
 Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband (1895). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source An Ideal Husband
Topic morality dislike attitude
Date 1895
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/885/885-h/885-h.htm

Context

“You see now, I was sure, that for many reasons any further acquaintance between us during your stay in London is quite impossible?
mrs. cheveley [Leaning back in her chair.] Do you know, Gertrude, I don't mind your talking morality a bit. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. You dislike me. I am quite aware of that. And I have always detested you. And yet I have come here to do you a service.
lady chiltern. [Contemptuously.] Like the service you wished to render my husband last night, I suppose.” source

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