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So do the noble fall. For they are ever caught in a trap of their own making.
A trap -- walled by duty, and locked by reality. Against the greater force
they must fall -- for, against that force they fight because of duty, because
of obligations. And when the noble fall, the base remain. The base -- whose
only purpose is the corruption of what the noble did protect. Whose only
purpose is to destroy. The noble: who, even when fallen, retain a vestige of
strength. For theirs is a strength born of things other than mere force.
Theirs is a strength supreme... theirs is the strength -- to restore.
-- Gerry Conway, "Thor", #193
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So far as I can remember, there is not one
word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
-- Bertrand Russell
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So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far
as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical
way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
-- T.S. Eliot, essay on Baudelaire
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So from the depths of its enchantment, Terra was able to calculate a course
of action. Here at last was an opportunity to consort with Dirbanu on a
friendly basis -- great Durbanu which, since it had force fields which Earth
could not duplicate, must of necessity have many other things Earth could
use; mighty Durbanu before whom we would kneel in supplication (with purely-
for-defense bombs hidden in our pockets) with lowered heads (making invisible
the knife in our teeth) and ask for crumbs from their table (in order to
extrapolate the location of their kitchens).
-- T. Sturgeon, "The World Well Lost"
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So... how come the Corinthians never wrote back?
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So, if there's no God, who changes the water?
-- New Yorker cartoon of two goldfish in a bowl
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So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.
-- Yogi Berra
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So, is the glass half empty, half full, or just twice as
large as it needs to be?
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So little time, so little to do.
-- Oscar Levant
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So live that you wouldn't be ashamed
to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.