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The Fountainhead
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  • They are vicious and futile—since they contradict the first cosmic law—the basic equality of all men.
  • I realize fully that at this moment I am as futile as Howard Roark.
  • However, you did have the good sense to admit that your act was futile.
  • I would stand and say: I am Gail Wynand, the man who has committed every crime except the foremost one: that of ascribing futility to the wonderful fact of existence and seeking justification beyond myself.

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  • It was a futile effort that was doomed form the start.
  • Negotiations between the opposing parties are increasingly looking futile.

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