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In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Oscar Wilde


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Oscar Wilde


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Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

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"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

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One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

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Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

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I'm glad I was not born before tea.

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Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

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Don't get mad, get even.

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In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

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Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

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Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

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Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

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What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

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Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

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Men are superior to women.

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Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

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Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

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Coincidences are spiritual puns.

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The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

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Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

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... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

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Necessity has no law.

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If you catch a man, throw him back.

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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

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In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

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Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

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Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

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Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

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"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"

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The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

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It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

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The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

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"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

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