"Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all."
Note: cowardience
choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.
Note: friends
"My dear old Basil, you are much more than an acquaintance." "And much less than a friend. A sort of brother, I suppose?"
Note: brother
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Note: principles