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    Facts

  1. A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
       -- Claude Bernard

  2. A concept is stronger than a fact.
       -- Charlotte P. Gillman

  3. Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get 'em, get 'em right, or they will get you wrong.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  4. Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
       -- Thomas Huxley

  5. Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
       -- Mark Twain

  6. Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth.
       -- William C. Redfield

  7. Comment is free but facts are sacred.
       -- Charles P. Scott

  8. We should keep so close to facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time.
       -- F. Marion Smith

  9. A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
       -- Thomas Huxley

  10. Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  11. If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.
       -- Bernard M. Baruch

  12. I often wish ... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
       -- Anon.


    Failure

  13. The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything--and it works.
       -- William Strong

  14. A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed--I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
       -- Georges Clemenceau

  15. I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates.
       -- John D. Rockefeller

  16. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
       -- Thomas A. Edison

  17. Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  18. A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in the experience.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  19. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  20. Never give a man up until he has failed at something he likes.
       -- Lewis E. Lawes

  21. A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
       -- John Burroughs

  22. Failures are divided into two classes--those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
       -- John Charles Salak

  23. Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  24. The only people who never fail are those who never try.
       -- Ilka Chase

  25. Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
       -- George Washington Carver

  26. He's no failure. He's not dead yet.
       -- William Lloyd George


    Faith

  27. When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
       -- John Greenleaf Whittier

  28. Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  29. We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  30. I always prefer to believe the best of everybody--it saves so much trouble.
       -- Rudyard Kipling

  31. Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
       -- William Ellery Channing

  32. It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it.
       -- William Makepeace Thackeray

  33. The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  34. Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
       -- Ecclesiastes 11:1

  35. I can believe anything provided it is incredible.
       -- Oscar Wilde


    Fame

  36. Even the best things are not equal to their fame.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  37. The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off.
       -- Tacitus

  38. Fame is a fickle food
    Upon a shifting plate.
       -- Emily Dickinson

  39. The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  40. It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven.
       -- Nicolas Caussin

  41. Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
       -- Horace Greeley

  42. Fame: an embalmer trembling with stage fright.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  43. The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
       -- George Santayana

  44. Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  45. Fame is proof that people are gullible.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  46. The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  47. If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it.
       -- Martial


    Familiarity

  48. All objects lose by too familiar a view.
       -- John Dryden

  49. Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
       -- Ouida

  50. Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.
       -- Ed Howe

  51. Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
       -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

  52. Familiarity breeds contempt--and children.
       -- Mark Twain

  53. Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
       -- William Hazlitt

  54. When a man becomes familiar with his goddess, she quickly sinks into a woman.
       -- Joseph Addison

  55. Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the intensest hatreds.
       -- Antoine Rivarol


    Family

  56. The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
       -- George Santayana

  57. Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
       -- Reinhold Niebuhr

  58. None but a mule denies his family.
       -- Anon.

  59. A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
       -- Ogden Nash

  60. The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.
       -- Ring Lardner

  61. He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  62. A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
       -- John Bowring

  63. The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended--and not to take a kint when a hint isn't intended.
       -- Robert Frost

  64. Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
       -- Ed Howe

  65. I would rather start a family than finish one.
       -- Don Marquis

  66. If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
       -- George Bernard Shaw


    Fidelity

  67. An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
       -- Sacha Guitry

  68. Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
       -- Cicero

  69. Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
       -- Giuseppe Mazzini

  70. Another of our highly prized virtues is fidelity. We are immensely pleased with ourselves when we are faithful.
       -- Ida Ross Wylie

  71. It goes far toward making a man faithful to let him understand that you think him so; and he that does but suspect I will deceive him gives me a sort of right to do it.
       -- Seneca

  72. Fidelity is seven-tenths of business success.
       -- James Parton

  73. It is better to be faithful than famous.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt


    Finance

  74. One-third of the people in the United States promote, while the other two-thirds provide.
       -- Will Rogers

  75. There is no such thing as an innocent purchaser of stocks.
       -- Louis D. Brandeis

  76. Financial sense is knowing that certain men will promise to do certain things, and fail.
       -- Ed Howe

  77. The way to stop financial joy-riding is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  78. Alexander Hamilton originated the put and take system in our national treasury: the taxpayers put it in, and the politicians take it out.
       -- Will Rogers

  79. A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.
       -- Will Rogers

  80. The money-changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  81. A financier is a pawn-broker with imagination.
       -- Arthur Wing Pinero

  82. High finance isn't burglary or obtaining money by false pretenses, but rather a judicious selection from the best features of those fine arts.
       -- Finley Peter Dunne


    Firmness

  83. Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.
       -- J. Swarlz

  84. Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
       -- Alexander Hamilton

  85. When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
       -- Napoleon Bonaparte

  86. The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
       -- Edward Young

  87. It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  88. That which is called firmness in a king is called obstinacy in a donkey.
       -- Lord Erskine

  89. The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  90. Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
       -- Lord Chesterfield

  91. The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.
       -- Confucius


    Flattery

  92. Always let your flattery be seen through for what really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  93. Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  94. Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  95. Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.
       -- Dale Carnegie

  96. It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise.
       -- Jean Paul Richter

  97. It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead--these the living.
       -- Antisthenes

  98. Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.
       -- William Penn

  99. Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
       -- Abraham Lincoln

  100. Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
       -- Josh Billings

  101. None are more taken in with flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.
       -- Benedict Spinoza


    Flattery

  102. What the fool does in the end, the wise man does in the beginning.
       -- Proverb

  103. Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.
       -- George Chapman

  104. No fools are so troublesome as those who have some wit.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  105. Fools grow without watering.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  106. A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.
       -- William Makepeace Thackeray

  107. To be a man's own fool is bad enough; but the vain man is everybody's.
       -- William Penn

  108. Let us be thankful for the fools; but for them the rest of us could not succeed.
       -- Mark Twain

  109. Nobody can describe a fool to the life, without much patient self-inspection.
       -- Frank Moore Colby

  110. The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
       -- Josh Billings

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