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Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind- bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument follows:

Fadiman Clifton


Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Fadiman Clifton


He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Fadiman Clifton


This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Fadiman Clifton


He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

Far Kilgore Trout


For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Faulkner William


An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Faulkner William


Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Fawcett-Majors Farrah


Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer. [If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.]

Fee Elizabeth


After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Feibleman James


Go ahead... make my day.

Feiffer J.


God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Feiffer J.


In regards to Oral Roberts' claim that God told him that he would die unless he received $20 million by March, God's lawyers have stated that their client has not spoken with Roberts for several years. Off the record, God has stated that "If I had w

Feirstein Bruce


I have a very strange feeling about this...

Fenelon Francois


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Feodor Dostoevsky


Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Ferdinand Marechal Foch


I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Fiebig Jim


The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Fields W.C.


In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Fields W.C.


Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Fields W.C.


We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Fields W.C.


The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

Finley J.H.


Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Finley Peter Dunne


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Fisher John


Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Fishhawk Prof. Cosmo


We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

Fitch G.


Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

Fitzgera F. Scott


Fast ship? You mean you've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?

Fitzgera F. Scott


I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Fitzgerald F. Scott


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Flagg Reuben


It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Flaubert


"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Florio John


There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Floyd Mengot


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Flynn Errol


Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Foote Samuel


The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.

Ford Henry


Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Foreman John


Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Forster E.M.


What we wish, that we readily believe.

Forward R.L.


Whatever doesn't succeed in two months and a half in California will never succeed.

Fosdick Harry Emerson


A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Fowler Gene


New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Foxx Redd


I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Frampton Peter


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

Fran Lebowitz


The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Fran Lebowitz


A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Fran Lebowitz


The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

France Anatole


Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

France Anatole


Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

France Anatole


The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons

France Anatole


He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

France Anatole


Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

France Anatole


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

France Anatole


"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

France Anatole


I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Franci KFOG San


A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.

Francis Brendan


If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Francis


Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Francis


Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Francisc Colin Bowles San


Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Frank Ann


VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

Frank Costello


Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Frank Costello


The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Frank Herbert


Already the spirit of our schooling is permeated with the feeling that every subject, every topic, every fact, every professed truth must be submitted to a certain publicity and impartiality. All proffered samples of learning must go to the same ass

Frank Herbert


If you want divine justice, die.

Frank Herbert


The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Frank Herbert


"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Franklin B.


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Franklin B.


The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Franklin B.


During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity,; in both, superstition, bigo

Franklin B.


The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Franklin B.


Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Franklin B.


Learning French is trivial: the word for horse is cheval, and everything else follows in the same way.

Franklin Ben


Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Franklin Ben


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

Franklin Ben


"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Franklin Benjamin


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Franklin Benjamin


Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths good theatre.

Franklin Benjamin


A man is known by the company he organizes.

Franklin Benjamin


There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Franklin Benjamin


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

Franklin Benjamin


We are what we pretend to be.

Franklin Benjamin


Don't everyone thank me at once!

Franklin Benjamin


I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Franklin Benjamin


Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Franklin Benjamin


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

Fratianno


The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Fratianno


The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Fratianno


Ever get the feeling that the world's on tape and one of the reels is missing?

Fred Allen


My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Freud Sigmund


The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Freud Sigmund


Friedman Milton


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Friendman Milton


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Friendman Milton


Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Fright Nero Wolfe


"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Fringe Beyond the


The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Fringe Beyond the


I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Fritzlar Herbert von


What a bonanza! An unknown beginner to be directed by Lubitsch, in a script by Wilder and Brackett, and to play with Paramount's two superstars, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, and to be beaten up by both of them!

Frog Kermit the


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Fromme Squeaky


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Frost Robert


Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are.

Frost Robert


... difference of opinion is advantagious in religion. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity,

Frost Robert


Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!

Frost Robert


Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Frost Robert


Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Frost Robert


He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Frost Robert


If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Fry Christopher


The more the merrier.

Fuldheim Dorothy


The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Fuller Buckminster


Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Fuller Buckminster


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Fuller R. Buckminster


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

Fuller R. Buckminster


My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Fylstra Dan





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