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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it
every six months.
-- Oscar Wilde
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Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
-- Victor Hugo
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Fess: Well, you must admit there is something innately humorous about
a man chasing an invention of his own halfway across the galaxy.
Rod: Oh yeah, it's a million yuks, sure. But after all, isn't that the
basic difference between robots and humans?
Fess: What, the ability to form imaginary constructs?
Rod: No, the ability to get hung up on them.
-- Christopher Stasheff, "The Warlock in Spite of Himself"
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Flattery is like cologne -- to be smelled, but not swallowed.
-- Josh Billings
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For an idea to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be
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For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
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For every credibility gap, there is a gullibility fill.
-- R. Clopton
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For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.
-- Paul of Tarsus, (Saint Paul)
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"For I perceive that behind this seemingly unrelated sequence
of events, there lurks a singular, sinister attitude of mind."
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For men use, if they have an evil turn, to write it in marble:
and whoso doth us a good turn we write it in dust.
-- Sir Thomas More