There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
- Frederick Faber

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.
- Clifton Fadiman

When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.
- Lord Falkland

Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.
- Rev. Jerry Falwell

I had a student ask me, "Could the savior you believe in save Osama bin Laden?" Of course, we know the blood of Jesus Christ can save him, and then he must be executed.
- Rev. Jerry Falwell

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
- Barry Farber

Thank you for answering the call to be a teacher. Thank you for the enduring impression you've made in the lives you have touched. Every community needs people like you. Your contributions are permanent. You improve our world. You are so important.
- Donna Fargo

If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
- Joseph Farrell

Intelligence is that faculty of mind, by which order is preceived in a situation previously considered disordered.
- Haneef A. Fatmi

Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.
- William Faulkner

Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.
- William Faulkner

Poor man. Poor mankind.
- William Faulkner

He was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met.
- William Faulkner

If we don't discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.
- William Feather

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
- William Feather

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.
- William Feather

If you're naturally kind you attract a lot of people you don't like.
- William Feather

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
- William Feather

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.
- Jules Feiffer

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
- Federico Fellini

Real religion should be something that liberates men. But churches don't want free men who can think for themself and find their own divinity within. When a religion becomes organized it is no longer a religious experience but only superstition and estrangement.
- Federico Fellini

Fellows' Law: All fixed-size fields are too small.
- David Fellows

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
- Edna Ferber

It's terrible to realize you don't learn how to live until you're ready to die and, then it's too late.
- Edna Ferber

Far too noisy, my dear Mozart. Far too many notes.
- Emperor Ferdinand of Austria

Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Humility comes from understanding that the obstacles in front of you are not going to go away.
- Sarah Ferguson

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
- Fanny Fern

We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts, desires, and habits, we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature, or we descend to suffer and learn.
- J.Todd Ferrier

The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.
- Linda Festa

It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong, and an even bigger one to keep his mouth shut when he's right.
- Jim Fiebig

All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.
- Jim Fiebig

Ask five economists and you'll get five different explanations (six if one went to Harvard).
- Edgar R. Fiedler

We cannot glimpse the essential life of a caged animal, only the shadow of its former beauty.
- Julia Allen Field

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
- Sally Field

Let no man be sorry he has done good, because others have done evil! If a man has acted right, he has done well, though alone; if wrong, the sanction of all mankind will not justify him.
- Henry Fielding

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

You've failed many times, although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim... Don't worry about failure. My suggestion to each of you: Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.
- Sherman Finesilver

Bigness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together, though, they add up.
- Edward S. Finkelstein

Even a small star shines in the darkness.
- Finnish proverb

Have you ever considered the cost of quitting? For a real eye opener... ask Thomas Edison... Steve Jobs... Michael Jordan... or Jim Carrey. Ask them how much it would have cost them if they had quit. What about you?
- Doug Firebaugh

There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
- Carrie Fisher

Star Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
- Charles Fisher

The trouble with many of us is that we just slide along in life. If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two-week vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Human breasts have no physiological function. They are subcutaneous deposits of fat around the teats and mammary glands that can be cumbersome to the bearer. They play no role in nursing. In fact, they can even smother the child.
- Helen Fisher

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
- Martin H. Fischer

It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world.
- Ernest A. Fitzgerald

There is always a way to go if you look for it.
- Ernest A. Fitzgerald

Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you're strong enough there ARE no precedents.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret M. Fitzpatrick

The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad [...] I must be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.
- Ivan Welton Fitzwater

Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all!
- Ivan Welton Fitzwater

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
- Paul Fix

Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.
- Gustave Flaubert

A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.
- Gustave Flaubert

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
- Gustave Flaubert

The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it.
- Peggy Fleming

Fear is an acid which is pumped into one's atmosphere. It causes mental, moral and spiritual asphyxiation, and sometimes death; death to energy and all growth.
- Horace Fletcher

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
- Fernando Flores

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
- Ferdinand Foch

The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
- Ferdinand Foch

A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse, and the paradise of the eyes.
- Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.
- Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
- Margaret Fontey

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
- B. C. Forbes

I Resolve: to strive to contribute something to the world, its work and the people in it; to spend and be spent in worthy service; to adhere, the best I can, to the Golden Rule.
- B. C. Forbes

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

It's more fun to arrive at a conclusion than to justify it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

People who never get carried away should be.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Star The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

By the time we've made it, we've had it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

There is never enough time, unless you are serving it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

When in doubt, duck.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.
- Gerald R. Ford

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Revenge proves its own executioner.
- John Ford

I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country, and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
- E.M. Forster

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
- E.M. Forster

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Henry Fosdick

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
- Jodie Foster

Genius is the power of lighting one's own fire.
- John Foster

Because a star explodes and a thousand worlds like ours die, we know this world is. That is the smile: that what might not be, is.
- John Fowles

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
- John Fowles

Star The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
- John Fowles

Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you...If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it.
- Emmet Fox

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
- Emmet Fox

What we see in the outer is but a reflection of the inner, because we surround ourselves with a picture of our own beliefs. In other words, we manifest in general what we seriously think and believe. So if we want to find out what our habitual thinking is like, we have but to look around us and ask ourselves what we really see.
- Emmet Fox

Human liberation will begin when we understand that our evolution and fulfilment are contingent on the recognition of animal rights and on a compassionate and responsible stewardship of nature.
- Dr Michael W.Fox

Health nuts are going to feel stupid one day, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.
- Redd Foxx

It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
- Anatole France

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

Star If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The books that everybody admires are those nobody reads.
- Anatole France

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
- Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.
- Anatole France

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life.
- Anatole France

To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.
- Anatole France

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
- Brendan Francis

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.
- Anne Frank

Well all live with the objecttive of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
- Anne Frank

A country dominated by televangelism would be unrecognizable to the Founding Fathers, who envisioned religion as personal and spiritual, not social and political. No particular variety of religion was intended to control the political agenda, to set the community's moral tone or to judge who are the true believers and members of our society. But this is precisely the objective of the electric church.
- Razelle Frankel

The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes.
- Viktor Frankl

What is to give light must endure burning.
- Viktor Frankl

Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
- Viktor Frankl

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
- Viktor Frankl

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.
- Viktor Frankl

By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
- Frederick the Great

If you want to know the value of an individual, ask not for the sum of all that he owns, but look instead to the total of all that he has given.
- Douglas K. Freeman

All weakness tends to corrupt, and impotence corrupts absolutely.
- Edgar Z. Freidenberg

It is overdoing the thing to die for love.
- French Proverb

A father is a banker provided by nature.
- French Proverb

Star What! No star, and you are going out to sea? Marching, and you have no music? Traveling, and you have no book? What! No love, and you are going out to live?
- French Proverb

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
- Anna Freud

The true believer is in a high degree protected against the danger of certain neurotic afflictions; by accepting the universal neurosis he is spared the task of forming a personal neurosis.
- Sigmund Freud

The sense of inferiority and the sense of guilt are exceedingly difficult to distinguish.
- Sigmund Freud

...the first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

The great question...which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years into the feminine soul, is 'What do women want?'
- Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
- Sigmund Freud

Originally the ego includes everything, later it detaches from itself the external world.
- Sigmund Freud

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
- Sigmund Freud

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
- Sigmund Freud

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
- Sigmund Freud

Property is a central economic institution of any society, and private property is the central institution of a free society.
- David Friedman

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman

Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men.
- Milton Friedman

You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.
- Sidney A. Friedman

Successful people start out in life with the same disadvantages as the rest of us. They just find ways to turn their disadvantages into assets.
- Sidney A. Friedman

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
- Erich Fromm

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
- Erich Fromm

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
- Robert Frost

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
- J. A. Froude

Star Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.
- Annette Funicello

There is an inevitable divergence, attributable to the imperfections of the human mind, between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it.
- J. William Fulbright

We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
- J. William Fulbright

Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away.
- Robert Fulghum

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
- Robert Fulghum

Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
- Sarah Margaret Fuller

Better hazard once than always be in fear.
- Thomas Fuller

Take every opportunity in life, like an opportunity to see Haley's Comet... A once in a lifetime event.
- Charles W. Fulmore

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.
- Annette Funicello

When the uncapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds.
- Mary Hatwood Futrell

As we look at the 21st century, we recognize that societies all around the world are changing dramatically, and therefore I think teachers will make a tremendous difference in the lives of individuals, the lives of communities, and the lives of nations.
- Mary Hatwood Futrell

Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember.
Let me do and I understand.
- Kung Fu-Tse

Things that are done it is needless to speak about... things that are past, it is needless to blame.
- Kung Fu-Tse

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it -- this is knowledge.
- Kung Fu-Tse


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