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Fear of disgrace

Every so often I come across a few words or a couple of lines that seem to encapsulate a small section of the zeitgeist. I scribble them down, but sometimes they never see the light of day again.

I found this at the bottom of my wardrobe this morning:

If I were tempted to try to defraud a railway company by travelling without a ticket, the fear of disgrace in the event of discovery would be a far more powerful deterrent than the legal penalty.

Not so any longer; there is now no fear of disgrace.

Whoever wrote the original, I salute you.

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