Oscar Wilde quote about love from The Picture of Dorian Gray - Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
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Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

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

Context

“"Harry, don't talk like that. As long as I live, the personality of Dorian Gray will dominate me. You can't feel what I feel. You change too often."
"Ah, my dear Basil, that is exactly why I can feel it. Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies." And Lord Henry struck a light on a dainty silver case and began to smoke a cigarette with a self-conscious and satisfied air, as if he had summed up the world in a phrase. There was a rustle of chirruping sparrows in the green lacquer leaves of the ivy, and the blue cloud-shadows chased themselves across the grass like swallows.” source

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