Oscar Wilde quote about punishment from An Ideal Husband - when the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
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when the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
 Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband (1895). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source An Ideal Husband
Topic punishment satisfaction gods prayers
Date 1895
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/885/885-h/885-h.htm

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“Before five years I had almost trebled my fortune. Since then everything that I have touched has turned out a success. In all things connected with money I have had a luck so extraordinary that sometimes it has made me almost afraid. I remember having read somewhere, in some strange book, that when the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Lord Goring. But tell me, Robert, did you never suffer any regret for what you had done?
sir robert chiltern. No. I felt that I had fought the century with its own weapons, and won.
Lord Goring.” source

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