Oscar Wilde quote about men from The Picture of Dorian Gray - Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
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Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

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

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“"Never heard of her."
"No one has. People will some day, however. She is a genius."
"My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals."
"Harry, how can you?"
"My dear Dorian, it is quite true. I am analysing women at present, so I ought to know. The subject is not so abstruse as I thought it was. I find that, ultimately, there are only two kinds of women, the plain and the coloured.” source

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