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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Ez for war, I call it murder; / There you hev it plain and flat; / I don’t want to go no furder / Than my Testyment for that.    Lowell.  5501
  Fa bene, e non guardare a chi—Do good, no matter to whom.    Italian Proverb.  5502
  Faber suæ fortunæ—The maker of his own fortune.    Sallust.  5503
  Fabricando fabri fimus—We become workmen by working.    Proverb.  5504
  Fabula, nec sentis, tota jactaris in urbe—You are the talk, though you don’t know it, of the whole town.    Ovid.  5505
  Faces are as legible as books, only they are read in much less time, and are much less likely to deceive us.    Lavater.  5506
  Faces are as paper money, for which, on demand, there frequently proves to be no gold in the coffer.    F. G. Trafford.  5507
  Faces are but a gallery of portraits.    Bacon.  5508
  Faces which have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.    Scott.  5509
  Fac et excusa—Do it and so justify yourself.    Proverb.  5510
  Facetiarum apud præpotentes in longum memoria est—It is long before men in power forget the jest they have been the subject of.    Tacitus.  5511
  Fach—Department.    German.  5512
  Facienda—Things to be done.  5513
  Facies non omnibus una, / Nec diversa tamen; qualem decet esse sororum—The features were not the same in them all, nor yet are they quite different, but such as we would expect in sisters.    Ovid.  5514
  Facies tua computat annos—Your face records your age.    Juvenal.  5515
  Facile est imperium in bonis—It is easy to rule over the good.    Plautus.  5516
  Facile est inventis addere—It is easy to add to or improve on what has been already invented.    Proverb.  5517
  Facile largiri de alieno—It is easy to be generous with what is another’s.    Proverb.  5518
  Facile omnes cum valemus recta consilia / Ægrotis damus—We can all, when we are well, easily give good advice to the sick.    Terence.  5519
  Facile princeps—The admitted chief; with ease at the top.  5520
  Facilis descensus Averno est, / Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis; / Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, / Hoc opus, hic labor est—The descent to hell is easy; night and day the gate of gloomy Dis stands open; but to retrace your steps and escape to the upper air, this is a work, this is a toil.    Virgil.  5521
  Facilius crescit quam inchoatur dignitas—It is more easy to obtain an accession of dignity than to acquire it in the first instance.    Labertius.  5522
  Facilius sit Nili caput invenire—It would he easier to discover the source of the Nile.    Old Proverb.  5523
  Facinus audax incipit, / Qui cum opulento pauper homine cœpit rem habere aut negotium—The poor man who enters into partnership with a rich makes a risky venture.    Plautus.  5524
  Facinus majoris abollæ—A crime of a very deep dye (lit. one committed by a man who wears the garb of a philosopher).    Juvenal.  5525
  Facinus quos inquinat æquat—Those whom guilt stains it equals, i.e., it puts on even terms.    Lucan.  5526
  Facit indignatio versum—Indignation gives inspiration to verse.  5527
  Facito aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat occupatum—Keep doing something, so that the devil may always find you occupied.    St. Jerome.  5528
  Faciunt næ intelligendo, ut nihil intelligant—They are so knowing that they know nothing.    Terence.  5529
  Façon de parler—A manner of speaking.    French.  5530
  Facsimile—An engraved resemblance of a man’s handwriting; an exact copy of anything (lit. do the like).  5531
  Facta canam; sed erunt qui me finxisse loquantur—I am about to sing of facts; but some will say I have invented them.    Ovid.  5532
  Facta ejus cum dictis discrepant—His actions do not harmonise with his words.    Cicero.  5533
  Facta, non verba—Deeds, not words.  5534
  Fact is better than fiction, if only we could get it pure.    Emerson.  5535
  Facts are apt to alarm us more than the most dangerous principles.    Junius.  5536
  Facts are chiels that winna ding, / And downa be disputed.    Burns.  5537
  Facts are stubborn things.    Le Sage.  5538
  Facts are to the mind the same thing as food to the body.    Burke.  5539
  Facts—historical facts, still more biographical—are sacred hierograms, for which the fewest have the key.    Carlyle.  5540
  Factis ignoscite nostris / Si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo—Forgive what I have done, since you know all evil intention was far from me.    Ovid.  5541
  Factotum—A man of all work (lit. do everything).  5542
  Factum abiit; monumenta manent—The event is an affair of the past; the memorial of it is still with us.    Ovid.  5543
  Factum est—It is done.    Motto.  5544
  Factum est illud; fieri infectum non potest—It is done and cannot be undone.    Plautus.  5545
  Fader og Moder ere gode, end er Gud bedre—Father and mother are kind, but God is kinder.    Danish Proverb.  5546
  Fæx populi—The dregs of the people.  5547
  Fagerhed uden Tugt, Rose uden Hugt—Beauty without virtue is a rose without scent.    Danish Proverb.  5548
  Fähigkeiten werden vorausgesetzt; sie sollen zu Fertigkeiten werden—Capacities are presupposed: they are meant to develop into capabilities, or skilled dexterities.    Goethe.  5549
  Failures are with heroic minds the stepping-stones to success.    Haliburton.  5550
  Fain would I, but I dare not; I dare, and yet I may not; / I may, although I care not, for pleasure when I play not.    Raleigh.  5551
  “Fain would I climb, but that I fear a fall.”    Raleigh on a pane of glass, to which Queen Elizabeth added, “It thy heart fail thee, then why climb at all?”  5552
  Fainéant—Do nothing.    French.  5553
  Faint heart never won fair lady.    Proverb.  5554
  Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short.    S. Rutherford.  5555
  Fair and softly goes far in a day.    Proverb.  5556
  Fair enough, if good enough.    Proverb.  5557
  Fair fa’ guid drink, for it gars (makes) folk speak as they think.    Scotch Proverb.  5558
  Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, / Great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race! / Abune them a’ ye tak’ your place, / Paunch, tripe, or thairm; / Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace / As lang’s my airm.    Burns to a Haggis.  5559
  Fair flowers don’t remain lying by the highway.    German Proverb.  5560
  Fair folk are aye fusionless (pithless).    Scotch Proverb.  5561
  Fair is not fair, but that which pleaseth.    Proverb.  5562
  Fair maidens wear nae purses—(the lads always paying their share).    Scotch Proverb.  5563
  Fair play’s a jewel.    Proverb.  5564
  Fair tresses man’s imperial race ensnare, / And beauty draws us with a single hair.    Pope.  5565
  Fair words butter no parsnips.    Proverb.  5566
  Faire bonne mine à mauvaise jeu—To put a good face on the matter.    French.  5567
  Faire le chien couchant—To play the spaniel; to cringe.    French.  5568
  Faire le diable à quatre—To play the devil or deuce.    French.  5569
  Faire le pendant—To be the fellow.    French.  5570
  Faire mon devoir—To do my duty.    French.  5571
  Faire patte de velours—To coax (lit. make a velvet paw).    French.  5572
  Faire prose sans le savoir—To speak prose without knowing it.    Molière.  5573
  Faire sans dire—To act without talking.    French.  5574
  Faire un trou pour en boucher un autre—To make one hole in order to stop another.    French Proverb.  5575
  Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, / If better thou belong not to the dawn.    Milton.  5576
  Fais ce que dois, advienne que pourra—Do your duty, come what may.    French Proverb.  5577
  Fait accompli—A thing already done.    French.  5578
  Faith affirms many things respecting which the senses are silent; but nothing that they deny.    Pascal.  5579
  Faith always implies the disbelief of a lesser fact in favour of a greater. A little mind often sees the unbelief, without seeing the belief, of large ones.    Holmes.  5580
  Faith and joy are the ascensive forces of song.    Stedman.  5581
  Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death, / To break the shock blind Nature cannot shun, / And lands thought smoothly on the farther shore.    Young.  5582
  Faith builds a bridge from the old world to the next.    Young.  5583
  Faith doth not lie dead in the breast, but is lovely and fruitful in bringing forth good works.    Cranmer.  5584
  Faith, fanatic faith, once wedded fast, / To save dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.    Moore.  5585
  Faith has given man an inward willingness, a world of strength wherewith to front a world of difficulty.    Carlyle.  5586
  Faith in a better than that which appears is no less required by art than religion.    John Stirling.  5587
  Faith is generally strongest in those whose character may be called weakest.    Madame de Staël.  5588
  Faith is letting down our nets into the untransparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall take.    Faber.  5589
  Faith is like love; it does not admit of being forced.    Schopenhauer.  5590
  Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.    Channing.  5591
  Faith is loyalty to some inspired teacher, some spiritual hero.    Carlyle.  5592
  Faith is necessary to victory.    Hazlitt.  5593
  Faith is nothing but spiritualised imagination.    Ward Beecher.  5594
  Faith is nothing more than obedience.    Voltaire.  5595
  Faith is not reason’s labour, but repose.    Young.  5596
  Faith is not the beginning, but the end of all knowledge.    Goethe.  5597
  Faith is our largest manufacturer of good works, and wherever her furnaces are blown out, morality suffers.    Birrell.  5598
  Faith is required at thy hands, and a sincere life, not loftiness of intellect or inquiry into the deep mysteries of God.    Thomas à Kempis.  5599
  Faith is taking God at His word.    Evans.  5600
  Faith is that courage in the heart which trusts for all good to God.    Luther.  5601
  Faith is the creator of the Godhead; not that it creates anything in the Divine Eternal Being, but that it creates that Being in us.    Luther.  5602
  Faith is the heroism of intellect.    C. H. Parkhurst.  5603
  Faith is the soul of religion, and works the body.    Colton.  5604
  Faith loves to lean on Time’s destroying arm.    Holmes.  5605
  Faith makes us, and not we it; and faith makes its own forms.    Emerson.  5606
  Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, / And looks to that alone; / Laughs at impossibilities, / And cries—“It shall be done.”    C. Wesley.  5607
  Faith opens a way for the understanding; unbelief closes it.    St. Augustine.  5608
  Faith without works is like a bird without wings.    J. Beaumont.  5609
  Faith’s abode / Is mystery for evermore, / Its life, to worship and adore, / And meekly bow beneath the rod, / When the day is dark and the burden sore.    Dr. Walter Smith.  5610
  Faiths that are different in their roots, / Where the will is right and the heart is sound, / Are much the same in their fruits.    J. B. Selkirk.  5611
  Faithful are the wounds of a friend.    Bible.  5612
  Faithful found / Among the faithless; faithful only he.    Milton.  5613
  Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.    Confucius.  5614
  Falla pouco, e bem, ter-te-haô por alguem—Speak little and well; they will take you for somebody.    Portuguese Proverb.  5615
  Fallacia / Alia aliam trudit—One falsehood begets another (lit. thrusts aside another).    Terence.  5616
  Fallacies we are apt to put upon ourselves by taking words for things.    Locke.  5617
  Fallentis semita vitæ—The pathway of deceptive or unnoticed life.    Horace.  5618
  Fallit enim vitium, specie virtutis et umbra, / Cum sit triste habitu, vultuque et veste severum—For vice deceives under an appearance and shadow of virtue when it is subdued in manner and severe in countenance and dress.    Juvenal.  5619
  Fallitur, egregio quisquis sub principe credit / Servitium. Nunquam libertas gratior extat / Quam sub rege pio—Whoso thinks it slavery to serve under an eminent prince is mistaken. Liberty is never sweeter than under a pious king.    Claudianus.  5620
  Falls have their risings, wanings have their primes, / And desperate sorrows wait for better times.    Quarles.  5621
  Falsch ist das Geschlecht der Menschen—False is the race of men.    Schiller.  5622
  False as dicers’ oaths.    Hamlet, iii. 4.  5623
  False by degrees and exquisitely wrong.    Canning.  5624
  False face must hide what the false heart doth know.    Macbeth, i. 7.  5625
  False folk should hae mony witnesses.    Scotch Proverb.  5626
  False freends are waur than bitter enemies.    Scotch Proverb.  5627
  False friends are like our shadow, close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.    Bovee.  5628
  False glory is the rock of vanity.    La Bruyère.  5629
  False modesty is the masterpiece of vanity.    La Bruyère.  5630
  False modesty is the most decent of all falsehood.    Chamfort.  5631
  False shame is the parent of many crimes.    Fox.  5632
  Falsehood and death are synonymous.    Bancroft.  5633
  Falsehood borders so closely upon truth, that a wise man should not trust himself too near the precipice. (?)  5634
  Falsehood is cowardice; truth is courage.    H. Ballou.  5635
  Falsehood is easy, truth is difficult.    George Eliot.  5636
  Falsehood is folly.    Homer.  5637
  Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth.    Colton.  5638
  Falsehood is our one enemy in this world.    Carlyle.  5639
  Falsehood is so much the more commendable, by how much more it resembles truth, and is the more pleasing the more it is doubtful and possible.    Cervantes.  5640
  Falsehood is the devil’s daughter, and speaks her father’s tongue.    Danish Proverb.  5641
  Falsehood is the essence of all sin.    Carlyle.  5642
  Falsehood, like poison, will generally be rejected when administered alone; but when blended with wholesome ingredients may be swallowed unperceived.    Whately.  5643
  Falsehood, like the dry rot, flourishes the more in proportion as air and light are excluded.    Whately.  5644
  Falso damnati crimine mortis—Condemned to die on a false charge.    Virgil.  5645
  Falsum in uno, falsum in omni—False in one thing, false in everything.  5646
  Falsus honor juvat, et mendax infamia terret / Quem nisi mendosum et medicandum—Undeserved honour delights, and lying calumny alarms no one but him who is full of falsehood and needs to be reformed.    Horace.  5647
  Fama clamosa—A current scandal.  5648
  Fama crescit eundo—Rumour grows as it goes.    Virgil.  5649
  Fama nihil est celerius—Nothing circulates more swiftly than scandal.    Livy.  5650
  Famæ damna majora sunt, quam quæ æstimari possint—The loss of reputation is greater than can be possibly estimated.    Livy.  5651
  Famæ laboranti non facile succurritur—It is not easy to repair a damaged character.    Proverb.  5652
  Famam extendere factis.—To extend one’s fame by valiant feats.    Virgil.  5653
  Fame and censure with a tether / By fate are always linked together.    Swift.  5654
  Fame at its best is but a poor compensation for all the ills of existence.    Mrs. Oliphant.  5655
  Fame comes only when deserved, and then it is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.    Longfellow.  5656
  Fame is a fancied life in others’ breath.    Pope.  5657
  Fame is an undertaker that pays but little attention to the living, but bedizens the dead, furnishes out their funerals, and follows them to the grave.    Colton.  5658
  Fame is a revenue payable only to our ghosts.    Mackenzie.  5659
  Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck only at one end of a room, it will soon fall to the floor. To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends.    Johnson.  5660
  Fame is but the breath of the people, and that often unwholesome.    Proverb.  5661
  Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.    Milton.  5662
  Fame is not won on downy plumes nor under canopies.    Dante.  5663
  Fame is the advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.    Stanislaus.  5664
  Fame is the breath of popular applause.    Herrick.  5665
  Fame is the perfume of noble deeds.    Socrates.  5666
  Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, / (That last infirmity of noble minds,) / To scorn delights and live laborious days.    Milton.  5667
  Fame may be compared to a scold; the best way to silence her is to let her alone, and she will at last be out of breath in blowing her own trumpet.    Fuller.  5668
  Fame only reflects the estimate in which a man is held in comparison with others.    Schopenhauer.  5669
  Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.    Fuller.  5670
  Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else; very rarely to those who say to themselves, “Go to now, let us be a celebrated individual.”    Holmes.  5671
  Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such: it is an accident, not a property, of a man; like light, it can give little or nothing, but at most may show what is given; often it is but a false glare, dazzling the eyes of the vulgar, lending, by casual extrinsic splendour, the brightness and manifold glance of the diamond to pebbles of no value.    Carlyle.  5672
  Fame with men, / Being but ampler means to serve mankind, / Should have small rest or pleasure in herself, / But work as vassal to the larger love, / That dwarfs the petty love of one to one.    Tennyson.  5673
  Fames et mora bilem in nasum conciunt—Hunger and delay stir up one’s bile (lit. in the nostrils).    Proverb.  5674
  Fames, pestis, et bellum, populi sunt pernicies—Famine, pestilence, and war are the destruction of a people.  5675
  Familiare est hominibus omnia sibi ignoscere—It is common to man to pardon all his own faults.  5676
  Familiarity breeds contempt.    Proverb.  5677
  Familiarity is a suspension of almost all the laws of civility which libertinism has introduced into society under the notion of ease.    La Rochefoucauld.  5678
  Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it.    George Eliot.  5679
  Famine hath a sharp and meagre face.    Dryden.  5680
  Fammi indovino, e ti farò ricco—Make me a prophet, and I will make you rich.    Italian Proverb.  5681
  Fanaticism is a fire which heats the mind indeed, but heats without purifying.    Warburton.  5682
  Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of this.    R. Hall.  5683
  Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is to fever and rage to anger.    Voltaire.  5684
  Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.    Gibbon.  5685
  Fanaticism, soberly defined, / Is the false fire of an o’erheated mind.    Cowper.  5686
  Fancy is capricious; wit must not be searched for, and pleasantry will not come in at a call.    Sterne.  5687
  Fancy is imagination in her youth and adolescence.    Landor.  5688
  Fancy kills and fancy cures.    Scotch Proverb.  5689
  Fancy requires much, necessity but little.    German Proverb.  5690
  Fancy restrained may be compared to a fountain, which plays highest by diminishing the aperture.    Goldsmith.  5691
  Fancy rules over two-thirds of the universe, the past and the future, while reality is confined to the present.    Jean Paul.  5692
  Fancy runs most furiously when a guilty conscience drives it.    Fuller.  5693
  Fancy surpasses beauty.    Proverb.  5694
  Fancy, when once brought into religion, knows not where to stop.    Whately.  5695
  Fanfaronnade—Boasting.    French.  5696
  Fanned fires and forced love ne’er did weel.    Scotch Proverb.  5697
  Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart, / How hard thy yoke! how cruel is thy dart! / Those ’scape thy anger who refuse thy sway, / And those are punished most who most obey.    Prior.  5698
  Fantasy is of royal blood; the senses, of noble descent; and reason, of civic (bürgerlichen) origin.    Feuerbach.  5699
  Fantasy is the true heaven-gate and hell-gate of man.    Carlyle.  5700
  Far ahint maun follow the faster.    Scotch Proverb.  5701
  Far-awa fowls hae aye fair feathers.    Scotch Proverb.  5702
  Far better it is to know everything of a little than a little of everything.    Pickering.  5703
  Far frae court, far frae care.    Scotch Proverb.  5704
  Far from all resort of mirth / Save the cricket on the hearth.    Milton.  5705
  Far from home is near to harm.    Frisian Proverb.  5706
  Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife, / Their sober wishes never learned to stray; / Along the cool sequester’d vale of life / They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.    Gray.  5707
  Far greater numbers have been lost by hopes / Than all the magazines of daggers, ropes, / And other ammunitions of despair, / Were ever able to despatch by fear.    Butler.  5708
  Far niente—A do-nothing.  5709
  Far-off cows have long horns.    Gaelic Proverb.  5710
  Far-off fowls hae feathers fair, / And aye until ye try them; / Though they seem fair, still have a care, / They may prove waur than I am.    Burns.  5711
  Far or forgot to me is near; / Shadow and sunlight are the same; / The vanished gods to me appear; / And one to me are shame and fear.    Emerson.  5712
  Fare, fac—Speak, do.  5713
  Fare thee well! and if for ever, / Still for ever fare thee well! / E’en though unforgiving, never / ’Gainst thee shall my heart rebel.    Byron.  5714
  Fare you weel, auld Nickie-ben! / O wad ye tak’ a thocht and men’! / Ye aiblins micht—I dinna ken— / Still hae a stake: / I’m wae to think upo’ yon den, / E’en for your sake.    Burns.  5715
  Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness! / This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth / The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow blossoms, / And bears his blushing honours thick upon him: / The third day comes a frost, a killing frost: / And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely / His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, / And then he falls, as I do.    Henry VIII., iii. 2.  5716
  Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. / I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins, / That almost freezes up the heat of life.    Romeo and Juliet, iv. 3.  5717
  Farewell, happy fields, / Where joy for ever dwells; hail, horror, hail!    Milton.  5718
  Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content! / Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars / That make ambition virtue! oh, farewell! / Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, / The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, / The royal banner, and all quality, / Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!    Othello, iii. 3.  5719
  Farewell to Lochaber, farewell to my Jean, / Where heartsome wi’ thee I hae mony days been; / For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, / We’ll maybe return to Lochaber no more.    Allan Ramsay.  5720
  Fari quæ sentiat—To speak what he thinks.    Motto.  5721
  Farmers are the founders of civilisation.    Daniel Webster.  5722
  Farrago libelli—The medley of that book of mine.    Juvenal.  5723
  Fas est et ab hoste doceri—It is right to derive instruction even from an enemy.    Ovid.  5724
  Fashionability is a kind of elevated vulgarity.    G. Darley.  5725
  Fashion, a word which fools use, / Their knavery and folly to excuse.    Churchill.  5726
  Fashion begins and ends in two things it abhors most—singularity and vulgarity.    Hazlitt.  5727
  Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard to judge between the temporary and the lasting.    Stedman.  5728
  Fashion is aristocratic-autocratic.    J. G. Holland.  5729
  Fashion is, for the most part, nothing but the ostentation of riches.    Locke.  5730
  Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity, and afraid to be overtaken by it. It is a sign that the two things are not far asunder.    Hazlitt.  5731
  Fashion is the great governor of the world.    Fielding.  5732
  Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.    Locke.  5733
  Fashion seldom interferes with Nature without diminishing her grace and efficiency.    Tuckerman.  5734
  Fashion wears out more apparel than the man.    Much Ado, iii. 3.  5735
  Fast and loose.    Love’s L’s. Lost, i. 1.  5736
  Fast bind, fast find.    Proverb.  5737
  Faster than his tongue / Did make offence, his eye did heal it up.    As You Like It, iii. 5.  5738
  Fastidientis est stomachi multa degustare—Tasting so many dishes shows a dainty stomach.    Seneca.  5739
  Fasti et nefasti dies—Lucky and unlucky days.  5740
  Fat hens are aye ill layers.    Scotch Proverb.  5741
  Fat paunches make lean pates, and dainty bits / Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits.    Love’s L’s. Lost, i. 1.  5742
  Fata obstant—The fates oppose it.  5743
  Fata volentem ducunt, nolentem trahunt—Fate leads the willing, and drags the unwilling.  5744
  Fate follows and limits power; power attends and antagonises fate; we must respect fate as natural history, but there is more than natural history.    Emerson.  5745
  Fate hath no voice but the heart’s impulses.    Schiller.  5746
  Fate is a distinguished but an expensive tutor.    Goethe.  5747
  Fate is character.    W. Winter.  5748
  Fate is ever better than design.    Thos. Doubleday.  5749
  Fate is known to us as limitations.    Emerson.  5750
  Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a former state of existence.    Hindu saying.  5751
  Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of the bad.    W. R. Alger.  5752
  Fate is impenetrated causes.    Emerson.  5753
  Fate leads the willing, but drives the stubborn.    Proverb.  5754
  Fate made me what I am, may make me nothing; / But either that or nothing must I be; / I will not live degraded.    Byron.  5755
  Fate steals along with silent tread, / Found oftenest in what least we dread; / Frowns in the storm with angry brow, / But in the sunshine strikes the blow.    Cowper.  5756


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