Starting with F
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The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being.
Fame – a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.
O Fame! if I e’er took delight in thy praises, ‘Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases, Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover The thought that I was not unworthy to love her.
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.
This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty – the cause of humanity.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness.