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1  The aim of life is self-development.
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2  But I should like to talk to you about life.
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3  I did not want any external influence in my life.
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4  The life that was to make his soul would mar his body.
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5  Yes," he continued, "that is one of the great secrets of life.
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6  I can now recreate life in a way that was hidden from me before.
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7  One should sympathize with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life.
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8  Something seemed to tell me that I was on the verge of a terrible crisis in my life.
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9  It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us.
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10  An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.
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11  One's own soul, and the passions of one's friends--those were the fascinating things in life.
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12  Suddenly there had come some one across his life who seemed to have disclosed to him life's mystery.
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13  It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one's life.
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14  Don't take away from me the one person who gives to my art whatever charm it possesses: my life as an artist depends on him.
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15  "I hate the way you talk about your married life, Harry," said Basil Hallward, strolling towards the door that led into the garden.
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16  You seem to forget that I am married, and the one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
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17  There is nothing that art cannot express, and I know that the work I have done, since I met Dorian Gray, is good work, is the best work of my life.
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18  Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar.
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19  Next to her sat, on her right, Sir Thomas Burdon, a Radical member of Parliament, who followed his leader in public life and in private life followed the best cooks, dining with the Tories and thinking with the Liberals, in accordance with a wise and well-known rule.
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20  The praise of folly, as he went on, soared into a philosophy, and philosophy herself became young, and catching the mad music of pleasure, wearing, one might fancy, her wine-stained robe and wreath of ivy, danced like a Bacchante over the hills of life, and mocked the slow Silenus for being sober.
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