Oscar Wilde

‘Should one, however, despite everything, and against better judgment, still want moral education, then one seeks out dangers. Dangerous today are no longer the archetypally Christian antitheses – neither “good-evil” nor “spiritual-sensual” – but the “sensual-good” and the “spiritual-evil,” the two forms of snobbism. In this sense, Wilde’s Dorian Gray could be made the basis of a moral teaching’  (‘Moral Education,’ EW 112)