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Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
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Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
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Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.
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Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye,
particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
-- Clifton Fadiman, "Enter Conversing"
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Fame may be fleeting but obscurity is forever.
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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