I believe that you are really a very good husband, but that you are thoroughly ashamed of your own virtues. You are an extraordinary fellow. You never say a moral thing, and you never do a wrong thing. Your cynicism is simply a pose.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 1. After Lord Henry describes marriage as a life of mutual deception between the spouses, Basil say that he hates the way Henry talks about his married life. He believes that Henry is essentially a good husband and his cynacism is just a pose. Henry never says a moral thing, but he never does a wrong thing, says Basil. Basil is a decent man who thoroughly believes in the goodness of people.