-- Nan Fairbrother
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain, to
show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.
-- William Feather
Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age
Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable
-- Jules Feiffer
Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing
-- Jerry Della Femina
I'm hard-nosed about luck. I think it sucks. Yeah, if you spend seven years looking
for a job as a copywriter, and then one day somebody gives you a job, you can say, Gee, I
was lucky I happened to go up there today. But, dammit, I was going to go up there sooner
or later in the next seventy years. If you're persistent in trying and doing and working,
you almost make your own fortune.
-- Richard Fenyman
What did you ask at school today?
-- W.C. Fields
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then give up. no use being a damned fool
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in
mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
-- Ken Flaton
If you sit down and don't see a fish at the table, the fish is you.
-- Malcolm S. Forbes
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
-- Henry Ford
Asking 'who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'who ought to be the tenor in the
quartet?' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the
customer who pays the wages.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
Those who think they can and those who think they can't are both right.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
-- Eugene Forsey
I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden
from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
-- Anatole France
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you
know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
-- Francisco Franco
I am responsible only to God and history.
-- Benjamin Franklin
The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs
in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is
it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety.
Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Well done is better than well said.
-- Milton Friedman
I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to
kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is
because they are illegal.
The price works so well, so efficiently, that we are not aware of it most of the time.
History suggests that Capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
-- Erich Fromm
Modern man thinks he loses something; time; when he does not do things quickly. Yet
he does not know what to do with the time he gains; except kill it.
-- Robert Frost (1874-1963)
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it
back when it begins to rain.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
A liberal is man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and
does not stop until you get into the office.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your
-- Buckminster Fuller
By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but
have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter
immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the
acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.
-- Millard Fuller
It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do
with your life that counts.