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It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Fadiman Clifton


My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Fadiman Clifton


... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Fadiman Clifton


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Fadiman Clifton


The optimum committee has no members.

Far Kilgore Trout


A violent man will die a violent death.

Faulkner William


A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Faulkner William


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Fawcett-Majors Farrah


Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Fee Elizabeth


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Feibleman James


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Feiffer J.


We are what we pretend to be.

Feiffer J.


Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Feirstein Bruce


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Fenelon Francois


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Feodor Dostoevsky


A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Ferdinand Marechal Foch


Two heads are better than one.

Fiebig Jim


Men are superior to women.

Fields W.C.


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Fields W.C.


The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Fields W.C.


When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."

Fields W.C.


Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Finley J.H.


Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Finley Peter Dunne


Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Fisher John


The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Fishhawk Prof. Cosmo


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Fitch G.


... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Fitzgera F. Scott


Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Fitzgera F. Scott


A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Fitzgerald F. Scott


America, I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

Flagg Reuben


Imagine what we can imagine!

Flaubert


Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Florio John


Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Floyd Mengot


It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Flynn Errol


In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Foote Samuel


I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Ford Henry


But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Foreman John


A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Forster E.M.


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Forward R.L.


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Fosdick Harry Emerson


Nothing recedes like success.

Fowler Gene


To have died once is enough.

Foxx Redd


Littering is dumb.

Frampton Peter


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Fran Lebowitz


"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Fran Lebowitz


If you catch a man, throw him back.

Fran Lebowitz


Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

France Anatole


If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

France Anatole


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

France Anatole


"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

France Anatole


I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

France Anatole


Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

France Anatole


The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

France Anatole


A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

France Anatole


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Franci KFOG San


One good turn asketh another.

Francis Brendan


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Francis


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Francis


Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Francisc Colin Bowles San


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Frank Ann


What one fool can do, another can.

Frank Costello


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Frank Costello


I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Frank Herbert


There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Frank Herbert


"Life is too important to take seriously."

Frank Herbert


If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Frank Herbert


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Franklin B.


Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Franklin B.


I love treason but hate a traitor.

Franklin B.


Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Franklin B.


Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Franklin B.


Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

Franklin B.


Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Franklin Ben


I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Franklin Ben


Flame on!

Franklin Ben


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Franklin Benjamin


Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Franklin Benjamin


Set the cart before the horse.

Franklin Benjamin


"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Franklin Benjamin


"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Franklin Benjamin


The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Franklin Benjamin


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Franklin Benjamin


Small is beautiful.

Franklin Benjamin


I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Franklin Benjamin


Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Franklin Benjamin


True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Fratianno


Well begun is half done.

Fratianno


"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Fratianno


The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Fred Allen


Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

Freud Sigmund


What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Freud Sigmund


It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Friedman Milton


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Friendman Milton


Getting into trouble is easy.

Friendman Milton


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Fright Nero Wolfe


It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Fringe Beyond the


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Fringe Beyond the


I will make you shorter by the head.

Fritzlar Herbert von


Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Frog Kermit the


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Fromme Squeaky


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Frost Robert


The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Frost Robert


Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Frost Robert


Never buy from a rich salesman.

Frost Robert


What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Frost Robert


Frost Robert


A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Frost Robert


Turn the other cheek.

Fry Christopher


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Fuldheim Dorothy


The coast was clear.

Fuller Buckminster


A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Fuller Buckminster


Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Fuller R. Buckminster


The major sin is the sin of being born.

Fuller R. Buckminster


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Fylstra Dan





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