Words of Wisdom : F

Face life as you find it, defiantly and unafraid. Waste no energy yearning for the moon. Crush out all sentiment.
Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
"Face value" has none.
Facilities for the non-verbal middle class.
Facts change, truth doesn't.
Facts do not cease to be because they are ignored.
Fail, fail again, fail better.
Failing to plan is like planning to fail.
Failure is a blow and success is a pleasant distraction.
Failure is just another word for education.
Failure is just delayed success.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
Failure is so permanent and success will always be taken away from you next time.
Failure is the path of least persistence.
Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
Failures are skinned knees-painful but superficial.
Fair is some place you go to to look at the animals.
Fairy tales teach children to meet the forces of the mythical world with cunning and high spirits.
Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Faith is the antithesis of proof.
Faithfulness is a social not a biological law.
Fall down seven times, get up eight.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Fame is a vapor. Popularity an accident. Riches take wings. Only one thing endures, and that is character.
Fame is like cocaine. People think they can control it-but they can't.
Fame is morally neutral.
Fame is the first disgrace.
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. (Santayana)
Faster, faster until the thrill of the speed overcomes the fear of death.
Fathers often use too much force.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Favor passion over intellect or credentials.
Fear always springs from ignorance (illuminate the cause-eliminate the fear).
Fear and I were born twins. (Hobbes)
Fear is the greatest incapacitator.
Fear is the thing that defeats us all.
Fear vs. greed.
Feasibility will compromise you soon enough.
Feconventilatory collision.
Feel free to rearrange the universe.
Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.
Fiction reveals things that reality obscures.
Film is a collaborative business: bend over.
Finagle's four rules:
  1. The information you have is not the information you want.
  2. The information you want is not the information you need.
  3. The information you need is the information you can't obtain.
  4. The information you can obtain costs more than you want to pay.
Find out what prevents someone from doing a good job.
Find the truth. Act on it.
Finely wrought or overwrought.
Finis origine pendet (the end depends upon the beginning).
First do it, then say it.
First generation software: the first buyers are the last beta-testers.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
First we will be best, then we will be first.
Fish stinks from the head.
Flabbergasted: appalled over how much weight you have gained.
Flattery is like cologne – to be smelled, but not swallowed.
Flaubert: Be regular and ordinary in your life, like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Flirtation-attention without intention.
Focus on making things better, not bigger.
Focused attentional states facilitate learning.
Follow me if I advance,
  Kill me if I retreat,
  Avenge me if I die.
Follow-up prevents foul-up.
Football is about character, not personality.
Football is about hard work, pain and losing.
Football is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
For a speech to be immortal, it need not be interminable.
For a young person it is almost a sin-and certainly a danger to be too much occupied with himself; but for the aging person, it is a duty and a necessity to give serious attention to himself.
For authentic living, what is necessary is the resolute confrontation of death.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong.
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? (I Corinthians 14:8)
For of all the sad words of tongue or pen the saddest are these: "it might have been."
For such a small company, you are really a big pain in the ass.
For those of us who shared his time, he was part of the luck we had.
For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoisted with his own petard.
For unto whomsoever so much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he hath sufficient to finish it? (Luke 14:28)
For whom else but you?
Forecasts are dangerous, especially those about the future.
Forever caught between accommodation and rage.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Forewarned is forlorn.
Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Forgiven, but not forgotten.
Forgotten, but not gone.
Forsake peacekeeping for truth telling.
Fortes fortuna adjuvat / Fortune favors the bold (Audentes fortuna juvat)
Four be the things I'd be better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
Four laws of learning: explanation, demonstration, correction, repetition.
Four phases of meeting: forming, storming, norming and performing.
Four Seasons' service—McDonald's prices.
Four things define a man: his home, his car, his wife and his shoes.
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt. It is when we are not sure that we are doubly sure.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
Freedom is the only guardian of freedom.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Friends are the family that we choose.
Friends aren't necessarily the people you like best; they are merely the people who got there first.
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
From fortune to misfortune is but a step; from misfortune to fortune is a long way.
From here on down, it's all uphill.
Frosting on a road apple.
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy.
Funktionslust: An animal's full enjoyment of its powers.

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