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1

'psychology' - Gender

'Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women...merely adored.' - Mrs Cheveley

2

'faults and all' - Gender

'Why can't you women love us, faults and all?' - Robert Chiltern

3

'knowing their weaknesses' - Gender

'When we men love women, we do so knowing their weaknesses, their follies, their imperfections, love them all the more, it may be, for that reason' - Robert Chiltern

4

'wider' - Gender

'A man's love...is wider, larger, more human than a woman's' - Robert Chiltern

5

'forget' - Gender

'Men easily forget. And I forgive. That is how women help the world' - Lady Chiltern

6

'good conduct prize' - Morality

'Lady Chiltern always getting the good conduct prize!' - Mrs Cheveley

7

'highest principles' - Morality

'Lady Chiltern is a woman of the very highest principles, I am glad to say.' - Lady Markby

8

'compromise' - Morality

'Sooner or later in political life one has to compromise. Every one does.' - Robert Chiltern

9

'personally dislike' - Morality

'Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike' - Mrs Cheveley

10

'big battalions' - Power

'I am much stronger than you are. The big battalions are on my side.' - Mrs Cheveley

11

'youth' - Power

'Youth is the time for success. I couldn't wait' - Robert Chiltern

12

'curious hold' - Power

'She must have had some curious hold over Baron Arnheim. I wonder what it was.' - Robert Chiltern
'[Smiling.] I wonder' - Lord Goring

13

'bad qualities' - Forgiveness

'Well, I delight in your bad qualities. I wouldn't have you part with one of them' - Mabel Chiltern

14

'damn sympathy' - Forgiveness

'Oh, damn sympathy. There is a great deal too much of that sort of thing going on nowadays' - Lord Caversham

15

'forgive' - Forgiveness

'She loves you, Robert. Why should she not forgive?' - Lord Goring

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'help the world' - Forgiveness

'You can forget. Men easily forget. And I forgive. That is how women help the world. I see that now.' - Lady Chiltern