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Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Fadiman Clifton


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

Fadiman Clifton


Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Fadiman Clifton


There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Fadiman Clifton


You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Far Kilgore Trout


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Faulkner William


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Faulkner William


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Fawcett-Majors Farrah


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Fee Elizabeth


We are what we pretend to be.

Feibleman James


If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Feiffer J.


Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Feiffer J.


Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Feirstein Bruce


He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Fenelon Francois


You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Feodor Dostoevsky


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Ferdinand Marechal Foch


The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm.

Fiebig Jim


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Fields W.C.


For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Fields W.C.


Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Fields W.C.


If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Fields W.C.


Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Finley J.H.


Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Finley Peter Dunne


If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Fisher John


A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Fishhawk Prof. Cosmo


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Fitch G.


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

Fitzgera F. Scott


If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

Fitzgera F. Scott


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.

Fitzgerald F. Scott


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Flagg Reuben


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Flaubert


Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Florio John


The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Floyd Mengot


The best you get is an even break.

Flynn Errol


You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Foote Samuel


Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Ford Henry


The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Foreman John


You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Forster E.M.


When in doubt, use brute force.

Forward R.L.


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Fosdick Harry Emerson


Sometimes, too long is too long.

Fowler Gene


"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."

Foxx Redd


'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Frampton Peter


Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Fran Lebowitz


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

Fran Lebowitz


Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Fran Lebowitz


The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

France Anatole


HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill., motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits. The Senate amendment was an amendment to the

France Anatole


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

France Anatole


The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

France Anatole


Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

France Anatole


If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

France Anatole


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

France Anatole


What fools these mortals be.

France Anatole


God is Dead.

Franci KFOG San


We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Francis Brendan


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Francis


It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Francis


The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Francisc Colin Bowles San


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.

Frank Ann


The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Frank Costello


If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Frank Costello


Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Frank Herbert


Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Frank Herbert


Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Frank Herbert


The major sin is the sin of being born.

Frank Herbert


It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Franklin B.


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

Franklin B.


An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Franklin B.


When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Franklin B.


Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Franklin B.


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

Franklin B.


Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Franklin Ben


Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Franklin Ben


There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Franklin Ben


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Franklin Benjamin


A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Franklin Benjamin


God helps them that help themselves.

Franklin Benjamin


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Franklin Benjamin


It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Franklin Benjamin


You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Franklin Benjamin


As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Franklin Benjamin


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Franklin Benjamin


It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Franklin Benjamin


To have died once is enough.

Franklin Benjamin


The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Fratianno


Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Fratianno


When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Fratianno


Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Fred Allen


Leave no stone unturned.

Freud Sigmund


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Freud Sigmund


I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

Friedman Milton


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Friendman Milton


The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Friendman Milton


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Fright Nero Wolfe


A witty saying proves nothing.

Fringe Beyond the


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

Fringe Beyond the


None love the bearer of bad news.

Fritzlar Herbert von


Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Frog Kermit the


It is better to have loved and lost

Fromme Squeaky


There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Frost Robert


... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

Frost Robert


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Frost Robert


Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Frost Robert


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

Frost Robert


It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Frost Robert


The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Frost Robert


Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

Fry Christopher


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Fuldheim Dorothy


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Fuller Buckminster


A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Fuller Buckminster


All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Fuller R. Buckminster


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

Fuller R. Buckminster


Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Fylstra Dan





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