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I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic.

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.

A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.