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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Forbid a fool do a thing, and that he will do.    Scotch Proverb.  6251
  Forbidden fruit is sweetest.    Proverb.  6252
  Force and right rule everything in this world; force till right is ready.    Joubert. (?)  6253
  Force can never annul right.    Berryer.  6254
  Force is no argument.    John Bright.  6255
  Forced love does not last.    Dutch Proverb.  6256
  Forced prayers are no gude for the soul.    Scotch Proverb.  6257
  Force n’a pas droit—Might knows no right.    French Proverb.  6258
  Force rules the world, and not opinion, but opinion is that which makes use of force.    Pascal.  6259
  Force without forecast is of little avail.    Proverb.  6260
  Foresight is indeed necessary in trusting, but still more necessary in distrusting.    Cötvös.  6261
  Forewarned, forearmed.    Cervantes.  6262
  Forget the hours of thy distress, but never forget what they taught thee.    Gessner.  6263
  Forget thyself to marble.    Milton.  6264
  Forgetting of a wrong is a mild revenge.    Proverb.  6265
  Forgetting one’s self, or knowing one’s self, around these everything turns.    Auerbach.  6266
  Forgiveness is better than revenge; for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge the sign of a savage nature.    Epictetus.  6267
  Forgiveness is commendable, but apply not ointment to the wound of an oppressor.    Saadi.  6268
  Forgiveness is the divinest of victories.    Schiller.  6269
  Forgiveness to the injured does belong, / But they ne’er pardon who have done the wrong.    Dryden.  6270
  Forgiven is not forgotten.    German Proverb.  6271
  Forgotten pains, when follow gains.    Scotch Proverb.  6272
  Forma bonum fragile est—Beauty is a fragile good.    Ovid.  6273
  Forma viros neglecta decet—Neglect of appearance becomes men.    Ovid.  6274
  Formerly it was the fashion to preach the natural; now it is the ideal.    Schlegel.  6275
  Formerly the richest countries were those in which Nature was most bountiful; now the richest countries are those in which man is most active.    Buckle.  6276
  Formerly when great fortunes were only made in war, war was business; but now when great fortunes are only made by business, business is war.    Bovee.  6277
  Formidabilior cervorum exercitus, duce leone, quam leonum cervo—An army of stags would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than one of lions commanded by a stag.    Proverb.  6278
  Formosa facies muta commendatio est—A handsome face is a mute recommendation.    Publius Syrus.  6279
  Formosos sæpe inveni pessimos, / Et turpi facie multos cognovi optimos—I have often found good-looking people to be very base, and I have known many ugly people most estimable.    Phædrus.  6280
  Forms which grow round a substance will be true, good; forms which are consciously put round a substance, bad.    Carlyle.  6281
  Formulas are the very skin and muscular tissue of a man’s life; and a most blessed indispensable thing, so long as they have vitality withal, and are a living skin and tissue to him.    Carlyle.  6282
  Forsake not God till you find a better maister.    Scotch Proverb.  6283
  Forsan et hæc olim meminisse juvabit; Durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis—Perhaps it will be a delight to us some day to recall these misfortunes. Bear them, therefore, and reserve yourselves for better times.    Virgil.  6284
  Forsan miseros meliora sequentur—Perhaps a better fortune awaits the unhappy.    Virgil.  6285
  Fors et virtus miscentur in unum—Fortune and valour are blended into one.    Virgil.  6286
  Forte è l’aceto di vin dolce—Strong is vinegar from sweet wine.    Italian Proverb.  6287
  Forte et fidele—Strong and loyal.    Motto.  6288
  Fortem facit vicina libertas senem—The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.    Seneca.  6289
  Fortem posce animum mortis terrore carentem, / Qui spatium vitæ extremum inter munera ponat Naturæ—Pray for a strong soul free from the fear of death, which regards the final period of life among the gifts of Nature.    Juvenal.  6290
  Fortes creantur fortibus et bonis; / Est in juvencis, est in equis patrum / Virtus, nec imbellem feroces / Progenerant aquilæ columbam—Brave men are generated by brave and good: there is in steers and in horses the virtue of their sires, nor does the fierce eagle beget the unwarlike dove.    Horace.  6291
  Forte scutum salus ducum—The safety of leaders is a strong shield.    Motto.  6292
  Fortes fortuna adjuvat—Fortune assists the brave.    Terence.  6293
  Fortes in fine assequendo et suaves in modo assequendi simus—Let us be resolute in prosecuting our purpose and mild in the manner of attaining it.    Aquaviva.  6294
  Forti et fideli nihil difficile—To the brave and true nothing is difficult.    Motto.  6295
  Fortify courage with the true rampart of patience.    Sir P. Sidney.  6296
  Fortify yourself with moderation; for this is an impregnable fortress.    Epictetus.  6297
  Fortior et potentior est dispositio legis quam hominis—The disposition of the law is stronger and more potent than that of man.    Law.  6298
  Fortis cadere, cedere non potest—A brave man may fall, but cannot yield.    Motto.  6299
  Fortis et constantis animi est, non perturbari in rebus asperis—It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances.    Cicero.  6300
  Fortis sub forte fatiscet—A brave man will yield to a brave.    Motto.  6301
  Fortiter et recte—Courageously and honourably.    Motto.  6302
  Fortiter ferendo vincitur malum quod evitari non potest—By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome.    Proverb.  6303
  Fortiter, fideliter, feliciter—Boldly, faithfully, successfully.    Motto.  6304
  Fortiter geret crucem—He will bravely support the cross.    Motto.  6305
  Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo—Vigorous and resolute in deed, gentle in manner.  6306
  Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.    Locke.  6307
  Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armour of the will, and the fort of reason.    Bacon.  6308
  Fortitude is to be seen in toils and dangers; temperance in the denial of sensual pleasures; prudence in the choice between good and evil; justice in awarding to every one his due.    Cicero.  6309
  Fortitude rises upon an opposition; and, like a river, swells the higher for having its course stopped.    Jeremy Collier.  6310
  Fortitudini—For bravery.    Motto.  6311
  Fortuito quodam concursu atomorum—Certain fortuitous concourse of atoms.    Cicero.  6312
  Fortunæ cætera mando—I commit the rest to fortune.    Ovid.  6313
  Fortunæ filius—A child or favourite of fortune.    Horace.  6314
  Fortunæ majoris honos, erectus et acer—An honour to his elevated station, upright and brave.    Claudian.  6315
  Fortuna favet fatuis—Fortune favours fools.    Proverb.  6316
  Fortuna favet fortibus—Fortune favours the brave.    Proverb.  6317
  Fortuna magna magna domino est servitus—A great fortune is a great slavery to its owner.    Publius Syrus.  6318
  Fortunam debet quisque manere suam—Every one ought to live within his means.    Ovid.  6319
  Fortuna meliores sequitur—Fortune befriends the better man.    Sallust.  6320
  Fortuna miserrima tuta est—A very poor fortune is safe.    Ovid.  6321
  Fortuna multis dat nimium, nulli satis—To many fortune gives too much, to none enough.    Martial.  6322
  Fortuna nimium quem fovet, stultum facit—Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favours too much.    Publius Syrus.  6323
  Fortuna non mutat genus—Fortune does not change nature.    Horace.  6324
  Fortuna obesse nulli contenta est semel—Fortune is not content to do one an ill turn only once.    Publius Syrus.  6325
  Fortuna opes auferre, non animum potest—Fortune may bereave us of wealth, but not of courage.    Seneca.  6326
  Fortuna parvis momentis magnas rerum commutationes efficit—Fortune in brief moments works great changes in our affairs.  6327
  Fortuna sequatur—Let fortune follow.    Motto.  6328
  Fortunato omne solum patria est—To a favourite of fortune every land is his country.  6329
  Fortunatus et ille deos qui novit agrestes—Happy the man who knows the rural gods.    Virgil.  6330
  Fortunatus’ purse—A purse which supplies you with all you wish.  6331
  Fortuna vitrea est, tum cum splendet frangitur—Fortune is like glass; while she shines she is broken.    Publius Syrus.  6332
  Fortune brings in some boats that are ill-steered.    Cymbeline, iv. 3.  6333
  Fortune can take from us nothing but what she gave.    Proverb.  6334
  Fortune does not change men; it only unmasks them.    Mme. Riccoboni.  6335
  Fortune favours the brave, as the old proverb says, but forethought much more.    Cicero.  6336
  Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.    Isaac Disraeli.  6337
  Fortune hath something of the nature of a woman, who, if she be too closely wooed, goes commonly the farther off.    Charles V.  6338
  Fortune is like a mirror—it does not alter men; it only shows men just as they are.    Billings.  6339
  Fortune is like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.    Bacon.  6340
  Fortune is merry, and in this mood will give us anything.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.  6341
  Fortune is not content to do a man one ill turn.    Bacon.  6342
  Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.    Lowell.  6343
  Fortune makes folly her peculiar care.    Churchill.  6344
  Fortune makes him a fool whom she makes her darling.    Bacon.  6345
  Fortune often knocks at the door, but the fool does not invite her in.    Danish Proverb.  6346
  Fortune reigns in the gifts of the world, not in the lineaments of nature.    As You Like It, i. 2.  6347
  Fortune! There is no fortune; all is trial, or punishment, or recompense, or foresight.    Voltaire.  6348
  Fortune turns round like a mill-wheel, and he that was yesterday at the top lies to-day at the bottom.    Spanish Proverb.  6349
  Forward, forward let us range, / Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.    Tennyson.  6350
  Forwardness spoils manners.    Gaelic Proverb.  6351
  Foster the beautiful, and every hour thou callest new flowers to birth.    Schiller.  6352
  Foul cankering rust the hidden treasure frets; / But gold that’s put to use, more gold begets.    Shakespeare.  6353
  Foul deeds will rise, / Though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.    Hamlet, i. 2.  6354
  Fou (full) o’ courtesy, fou o’ craft.    Scotch Proverb.  6355
  Four eyes see more than two.    Proverb.  6356
  Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.    Napoleon.  6357
  Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head.    Jesus.  6358
  Foy est tout—Faith is everything.    Motto.  6359
  Foy pour devoir—Faith for duty.    Old French.  6360
  Frae saving comes having.    Scotch Proverb.  6361
  Fragili quærens illidere dentem / Offendet solido—Trying to fix her tooth in some tender part, / Envy will strike against the solid.    Horace.  6362
  Fraile que pide por Dios pide por dos—The friar who begs for God begs for two.    Spanish Proverb.  6363
  Frailty, thy name is woman.    Hamlet, i. 2.  6364
  Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, / Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.    Tam. of Shrew, Ind. 2.  6365
  Frangas, non flectes—You may break, but you will not bend me.  6366
  Frappe fort—Strike hard.    Motto.  6367
  Fraternité ou la Mort—Fraternity or death.    The watchword of the first French Revolution; French.  6368
  Frauen, richtet nur nie des Mannes einzelne Thaten; / Aber über den Mann sprechet das richtende Wort—Women, judge ye not the individual acts of the man; the word that pronounces judgment is above the man.    Schiller.  6369
  Frauen und Jungfrauen soll man loben, es sei wahr oder erlogen—Truly or falsely, women and maidens must be praised.    German Proverb.  6370
  Frans est celare fraudem—It is a fraud to conceal fraud.    Law.  6371
  Frau und Mond leuchten mit fremden Licht—Madame and the moon shine with borrowed light.    German Proverb.  6372
  Freedom and slavery, the one is the name of virtue, the other of vice, and both are acts of the will.    Epictetus.  6373
  Freedom and whisky gang thegither! / Tak’ aff your dram.    Burns.  6374
  Freedom consists not in refusing to recognise anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us.    Goethe.  6375
  Freedom exists only with power.    Schiller.  6376
  Freedom has a thousand charms to show, / That slaves, howe’er contented, never know.    Cowper.  6377
  Freedom is a new religion—the religion of our time.    Heine.  6378
  Freedom is not caprice, but room to enlarge.    C. A. Bartol.  6379
  Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.    Ruskin.  6380
  Freedom is only in the land of dreams, and the beautiful only blooms in song.    Schiller.  6381
  Freedom is the eternal youth of nations.    Gen. Foy.  6382
  Freedom’s sun cannot set so long as smiths hammer iron.    C. M. Arndt.  6383
  Free governments have committed more flagrant acts of tyranny than the most perfect despotic governments which we have ever known.    Burke.  6384
  Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.    W. Irving.  6385
  Freends are like fiddle-strings; they maunna be screwed ower tight.    Scotch Proverb.  6386
  Freethinkers are generally those who never think at all.    Sterne.  6387
  Free will I be in thought and in poetry; in action the world hampers us enough.    Goethe.  6388
  Freie Kirche im freien Staat—A free Church in a free State.    Cavour.  6389
  Freilich erfahren wir erst im Alter, was uns in der Tugend begegnete—Not till we are old is it that we learn to know (lit. experience) what we met with when young.    Goethe.  6390
  Frei muss ich denken, sprechen und atmen Gottes Luft, / Und wer die drei mir raubet, der legt mich in die Gruft—Freely must I think, speak, and breathe what God inspires in me, and he who robs me of these three entombs me.    Chamisso.  6391
  Freits (prognostications) follow those who look to them.    Scotch Proverb.  6392
  Frei von Tadel zu sein ist der niedrigste Grad und der höchste, / Denn nur die Ohnmacht führt oder die Grösse dazu—To be free from blame is to be of the lowest and highest grade, for only imbecility or greatness leads to it.    Schiller.  6393
  Freiwillige Abhängigkeit ist der schönste Zustand, und wie wäre der möglich ohne Liebe?—Voluntary dependence is the noblest condition we can be in; and how were that possible without love?    Goethe.  6394
  Fremde Kinder, wir lieben sie nie so sehr als die eignen; / Irrtum das eigne Kind, ist uns dem Herzen so nah—We never love the child of another so much as our own; for this reason error, which is our own child, is so near to our heart.    Goethe.  6395
  Fremdes Pferd und eigene Sporen haben bald den Wind verloren—Another’s horse and our own spurs soon outstrip the wind.    German Proverb.  6396
  Freno indorato non megliora il cavallo—A golden bit, no better a horse.    Italian Proverb.  6397
  Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill-manners.    Chesterfield.  6398
  Fresh as a bridegroom, and his chin, new reap’d, / Show’d like a stubble-field at harvest-home; / He was perfuméd like a milliner, / And ’twixt his finger and his thumb he held / A pouncet-box, which ever and anon / He gave his nose, and took ’t away again.    1 Henry IV., i. 3.  6399
  Fret not over the irretrievable, but ever act as if thy life were just begun.    Goethe.  6400
  Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; for there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.    Bible.  6401
  Fretting cares make grey hairs.    Proverb.  6402
  Freude hat mir Gott gegeben—God has to me given joy.    Schiller.  6403
  Freud’ muss Leid, Leid muss Freude haben—Joy must have sorrow; sorrow, joy.    Goethe.  6404
  Freundschaft ist ein Knotenstock auf Reisen, / Lieb’ ein Stäbchen zum Spazierengehn—Friendship is a sturdy stick to travel with; love a slender cane to promenade with.    Chamisso.  6405
  Friar Modest never was prior.    Italian Proverb.  6406
  Friend after friend departs; / Who hath not lost a friend? / There is no union here of hearts / That finds not here an end.    J. Montgomery.  6407
  Friend, hast thou considered the “rugged, all-nourishing earth,” as Sophocles well names her; now she feeds the sparrow on the housetop, much more her darling, man?    Carlyle.  6408
  Friend, however thou camest by this book, I will assure thee thou wert least in my thoughts when I writ it.    Bunyan.  6409
  “Friend, I never gave thee any of my jewels!” “No, but you have let me look at them, and that is all the use you can make of them yourself; moreover, you have the trouble of watching them, and that is an employment I do not much desire.”    Goldsmith.  6410
  Friends and acquaintances are the surest passports to fortune.    Schopenhauer.  6411
  Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.    Gaelic Proverb.  6412
  Friends are ourselves.    Donne.  6413
  Friends are rare, for the good reason that men are not common.    Joseph Roux.  6414
  Friends are the leaders of the bosom, being more ourselves than we are, and we complement our affections in theirs.    A. B. Alcott.  6415
  Friends, like mushrooms, spring up in out-of-the-way places.    Proverb.  6416
  Friends may meet, / But mountains never greet.    Proverb.  6417
  Friends reveal to each other most clearly exactly that upon which they are silent.    Goethe.  6418
  Friends should associate friends in grief and woe.    Tit. Andron., v. 3.  6419
  Friends should be weighed, not told.    Coleridge.  6420
  Friends show me what I can do; foes teach me what I should do.    Schiller.  6421
  Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.    Emerson.  6422
  Friends will be much apart. They will respect more each other’s privacy than their communion, for therein is the fulfilment of our high aims and the conclusion of our arguments…. The hours my friend devotes to me were snatched from a higher society.    Thoreau.  6423
  Friendship can originate and acquire permanence only practically (pracktisch). Liking (Neigung), and even love, contribute nothing to friendship. True, active, productive friendship consists in this, that we keep the same pace (gleichen Schritt) in life, that my friend approves of my aims, as I of his, and that thus we go on steadfastly (unverrückt) together, whatever may be the difference otherwise between our ways of thinking and living.    Goethe.  6424
  Friendship canna stand a’ on ae side.    Scotch Proverb.  6425
  Friendship, in the old heroic sense of that term, no longer exists; except in the cases of kindred or other legal affinity, it is in reality no longer expected or recognised as a virtue among men.    Carlyle.  6426
  Friendship is a plant which one must water often.    German Proverb.  6427
  Friendship is a vase, which, when it is flawed by heat, or violence, or accident, may as well be broken at once; it never can be trusted after.    Landor.  6428
  Friendship is but a name.    Napoleon.  6429
  Friendship is communion.    Aristotle.  6430
  Friendship is constant in all other things, / Save in the office and affairs of love; / Therefore, all hearts in love use their own tongues; / Let every eye negotiate for itself, / And trust no agent.    Much Ado, ii. 1.  6431
  Friendship is infinitely better than kindness.    Cicero.  6432
  Friendship is like a debt of honour; the moment it is talked of, it loses its real name, and assumes the more ungrateful form of obligation.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  6433
  Friendship is love with understanding.    German Proverb.  6434
  Friendship is love without its flowers or veil.    Hare.  6435
  Friendship is love without its wings.    Byron.  6436
  Friendship is no plant of hasty growth.    Joanna Baillie.  6437
  Friendship is one soul in two bodies.    Porphyry.  6438
  Friendship is stronger than kindred.    Publius Syrus.  6439
  Friendship is the greatest bond in the world.    Jeremy Taylor.  6440
  Friendship is the ideal; friends are the reality; the reality always remains far apart from the ideal.    Joseph Roux.  6441
  Friendship is the marriage of the soul.    Voltaire.  6442
  Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life.    La Fontaine.  6443
  Friendship is too pure a pleasure for a mind cankered with ambition or the lust of power and grandeur.    Junius.  6444
  Friendship, like love, is but a name, / Unless to one you stint the flame.    Gay.  6445
  Friendship, like love, is self-forgetful.    H. Giles.  6446
  Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.    Emerson.  6447
  Friendship made in a moment is of no moment.    Proverb.  6448
  Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship—never.    Colton.  6449
  Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners.    Emerson.  6450
  Friendship, unlike love, which is weakened by fruition, grows up, thrives, and increases by enjoyment; and being of itself spiritual, the soul is reformed by the habit of it.    Montaigne.  6451
  Friendships are discovered rather than made.    Mrs. Stowe.  6452
  Friendship’s as it’s kept.    Gaelic Proverb.  6453
  Friendship’s full of dregs.    Timon of Athens, i. 2.  6454
  Friendships that are disproportioned ever terminate in disgust.    Goldsmith.  6455
  Friendship’s the privilege / Of private men.    N. Tate.  6456
  Friendship’s the wine of life; but friendship new is neither strong nor pure.    Young.  6457
  Friendships which are born in misfortune are more firm and lasting than those which are formed in happiness.    D’Urfey.  6458
  Frigidam aquam effundere—To throw cold water on a business.  6459
  Frisch gewagt ist halb gewonnen—Boldly ventured is half done (won).    German Proverb.  6460
  From a bad paymaster get what you can.    Proverb.  6461
  From a closed door the devil turns away.    Portuguese Proverb.  6462
  From camp to camp, through the foul womb of night, / The hum of either army stilly sounds, / That the fix’d sentinels almost receive / The secret whispers of each other’s watch; / Fire answers fire, and through their paly flames / Each battle sees the other’s umber’d face; / Steed threatens steed in high and boastful neighs, / Piercing the night’s dull ear, and from the tents / The armourers, accomplishing the knights, / With busy hammers closing rivets up, / Give dreadful note of preparation.    Henry V., iv. (chorus).  6463
  From every moral death there is a new birth; / in this wondrous course of his, man may indeed linger, but cannot retrograde or stand still.    Carlyle.  6464
  From every spot on earth we are equally near heaven and the infinite.    Amiel.  6465
  From grave to gay, from lively to severe.    Pope.  6466
  From great folks great favours are to be expected.    Cervantes.  6467
  From hand to mouth will never make a worthy man.    Gaelic Proverb.  6468
  From hearing comes wisdom, from speaking repentance.    Proverb.  6469
  From Helicon’s harmonious springs / A thousand rills their mazy progress take.    Gray.  6470
  From his cradle / He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one; / Exceeding wise, fair-spoken, and persuading; / Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, / But to those men who sought him, sweet as summer; / And to add greater honours to his age / Than man could give; he died fearing God.    Henry VIII., iv. 2.  6471
  From ignorance our comfort flows; / The only wretched are the wise.    Prior.  6472
  From kings and priests and statesmen war arose, / Whose safety is man’s deep embittered woe, / Whose grandeur his debasement.    Shelley.  6473
  From labour health, from health contentment springs.    Beattie.  6474
  From lowest place where virtuous things proceed, / The place is dignified by the doer’s deed.    As You Like It, ii. 3.  6475
  From obedience and submission spring all other virtues, as all sin does from self-opinion.    Montaigne.  6476
  From our ancestors come our names, from our virtues our honours.    Proverb.  6477
  From out the throng and stress of lies, / From out the painful noise of sighs, / One voice of comfort seems to rise, / It is the meaner part that dies.    Lewis Morris.  6478
  From pillar to post—originally from whipping-post to pillory, i.e., from had to worse.    Proverb.  6479
  From saying “No,” however cleverly, no good can come.    Goethe.  6480
  From seeming evil still educing good.    Thomson.  6481
  From servants hasting to be gods.    Pollock.  6482
  From small beginnings come great things.    Dutch Proverb.  6483
  From stratagem to stratagem we run, / And he knows most who latest is undone: / An honest man will take a knave’s advice, / But idiots only will be cozened twice.    Dryden.  6484
  From the beginning and to the end of time, Love reads without letters and counts without arithmetic.    Ruskin.  6485
  From the deepest desire oftentimes ensues the deadliest hate.    Socrates.  6486
  From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we tend, / Path, motive, guide, original and end.    Johnson.  6487
  “From the height of these pyramids forty centuries look down on you.”    Napoleon to his troops in Egypt.  6488
  From the lowest depth there is a path to the loftiest height.    Carlyle.  6489
  From the low prayer of want and plaint of woe / O never, never turn away thine ear! / Forlorn is this bleak wilderness below, / Ah! what were man should heaven refuse to hear!    Beattie.  6490
  From the same flower the bee extracts honey and the wasp gall.    Italian Proverb.  6491
  From the summit of power men no longer turn their eyes upward, but begin to look about them.    Lowell.  6492
  From the sum / Of duty, blooms sweeter and more divine / The fair ideal of the race, than comes / From glittering gains of learning.    Lewis Morris.  6493
  From time to time in history men are born a whole age too soon.    Emerson.  6494
  From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.    Emerson.  6495
  From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive: / They sparkle still the right Promethean fire; / They are the books, the arts, the academes, / That show, contain, and nourish all the world; / Else none at all in aught proves excellent.    Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 3.  6496
  From yon blue heaven above us bent, / The grand old gardener and his wife / Smile at the claims of long descent.    Tennyson.  6497
  Fromm, Klug, Weis, und Mild, gehört in des Adels Schild—The words pious, prudent, wise, and gentle are appropriately suitable on the shield of a noble.    German Proverb.  6498
  Fromme Leute wohnen weit auseinander—Good people dwell far apart.    German Proverb.  6499
  Frömmigkeit ist kein Zweck, sondern ein Mittel, um durch die reinste Gemüthsruhe zur höchsten Cultur zu gelangen—Piety is not an end, but a means to attain the highest culture through the purest peace of mind.    Goethe.  6500
  Fronti nulla fides—There is no trusting external appearances (lit. features).    Juvenal.  6501


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