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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Flames rise and sink by fits; at last they soar / In one bright flame, and then return no more.    Dryden.  6002
  Flamma fumo est proxima—Where there is smoke there is fire (lit. flame is very close to smoke).    Plautus.  6003
  Flatter not the rich; neither do thou appear willingly before the great.    Thomas à Kempis.  6004
  Flatterers are cats that lick before, and scratch behind.    German Proverb.  6005
  Flatterers are the bosom enemies of princes.    South.  6006
  Flatterers are the worst kind of traitors.    Raleigh.  6007
  Flattery brings friends, but the truth begets enmity.    Proverb.  6008
  Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver, and adulation is not of more service to the people than to kings.    Burke.  6009
  Flattery is a base coin, to which only our vanity gives currency.    La Rochefoucauld.  6010
  Flattery is the bellows blows up sin; / The thing the which is flattered, but a spark, / To which that blast gives heat and stronger glowing; / Whereas reproof, obedient and in order, / Fits kings, as they are men, for they may err.    Pericles, i. 2.  6011
  Flattery is the destruction of all good fellowship.    Disraeli.  6012
  Flattery is the food of pride, and may be well assimilated to those cordials which hurt the constitution while they exhilarate the spirits.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  6013
  Flattery labours under the odious charge of servility.    Tacitus.  6014
  Flattery sits in the parlour when plain dealing is kicked out of doors.    Proverb.  6015
  Flattery’s the turnpike road to Fortune’s door.    Wolcot.  6016
  Flebile ludibrium—A “tragic farce;” a farce to weep at.  6017
  Flebit, et insignis tota cantabitur urbe—He shall rue it, and be a marked man and the talk of the whole town.    Horace.  6018
  Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo—If I cannot influence the gods I will stir up Acheron.    Virgil.  6019
  Flecti, non frangi—To bend, not to break.    Motto.  6020
  Flee sloth, for the indolence of the soul is the decay of the body.    Cato.  6021
  Flee you ne’er so fast, your fortune will be at your tail.    Scotch Proverb.  6022
  Flesh will warm in a man to his kin against his will.    Gaelic Proverb.  6023
  Flet victus, victor interiit—The conquered one weeps, the conqueror is ruined.  6024
  Fleur d’eau—Level with the water.    French.  6025
  Fleur de terre—Level with the land.    French.  6026
  Fleurs-de-lis—Lilies.    French.  6027
  Fleying (frightening) a bird is no the way to catch it.    Scotch Proverb.  6028
  Flies are easier caught with honey than vinegar.    French Proverb.  6029
  Fling away ambition; / By that sin fell the angels; how can man, then, / The image of his Maker, hope to win by it?    Henry VIII., iii. 2.  6030
  Flints may be melted, but an ungrateful heart cannot; no, not by the strongest and noblest flame.    South.  6031
  Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant—As bees sip of everything in the flowery meads.    Lucretius.  6032
  Flour cannot be sown and seed-corn ought not to be ground.    Goethe.  6033
  Flowers and fruits are always fit presents—flowers, because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of man.    Emerson.  6034
  Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of Nature, by which she indicates how much she loves us.    Goethe.  6035
  Flowers are the pledges of fruit.    Danish Proverb.  6036
  Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.    Ward Beecher.  6037
  Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm.    Jean Paul.  6038
  Flowers of rhetoric in sermons and serious discourses are like the blue and red flowers in corn, pleasing to those who come only for amusement, but prejudicial to him who would reap profit from it.    Pope.  6039
  Fluctus in simpulo exitare—To raise a tempest in a teapot.    Cicero.  6040
  Fluvius cum mari certas—You but a river, and contending with the ocean.    Proverb.  6041
  Fly idleness, which yet thou canst not fly / By dressing, mistressing, and compliment. / If these take up thy day, the sun will cry / Against thee; for his light was only lent.    George Herbert.  6042
  Fœdum inceptu, fœdum exitu—Bad in the beginning, bad in the end.    Livy.  6043
  Fœnum habet in cornu, longe fuge, dummodo risum / Excutiat sibi, non hic cuiquam parcit amico—He has (like a wild bull) a wisp of hay on his horn: fly afar from him; if only he raise a laugh for himself, there is no friend he would spare.    Horace.  6044
  Foliis tantum ne carmina manda; / Ne turbata volent rapidis ludibria ventis—Only commit not thy oracles to leaves, lest they fly about dispersed, the sport of rushing winds.    Virgil.  6045
  Folk canna help a’ their kin (relatives).    Scotch Proverb.  6046
  Folk wi’ lang noses aye tak’ till themsels.    Scotch Proverb.  6047
  Folks as have no mind to be o’ use have always the luck to be out o’ the road when there’s anything to be done.    George Eliot.  6048
  Folks must put up with their own kin as they put up with their own noses.    George Eliot.  6049
  Folle est la brébis qui au loup se confesse—It is a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.    French Proverb.  6050
  Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.    Proverb.  6051
  Follow the copy though it fly out of the window.    Printer’s saying.  6052
  Follow the customs or fly the country.    Danish Proverb.  6053
  Follow the devil faithfully, you are sure to go to the devil.    Carlyle.  6054
  Follow the river, and you will get to the sea.    Proverb.  6055
  Follow the road, and you will come to an inn.    Portuguese Proverb.  6056
  Follow the wise few rather than the vulgar many.    Italian Proverb.  6057
  Folly, as it grows in years, / The more extravagant appears.    Butler.  6058
  Folly ends where genuine hope begins.    Cowper.  6059
  Folly is its own burden.    Seneca.  6060
  Folly is the most incurable of maladies.    Spanish Proverb.  6061
  Folly, letting down buckets into empty wells, and growing old with drawing nothing up.    Cowper.  6062
  Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.    Byron.  6063
  Fond fools / Promise themselves a name from building churches.    Randolph.  6064
  Fond gaillard—A basis of joy or gaiety.    French.  6065
  Fons et origo mali—The source and origin of the mischief.  6066
  Fons malorum—The origin of evil.  6067
  Fons omnium viventium—The fountain of all living things.  6068
  Fontes ipsi sitiunt—Even the fountains complain of thirst.    Proverb.  6069
  Food can only be got out of the ground, or the air, or the sea.    Ruskin.  6070
  Food fills the wame and keeps us livin’; / Though life’s a gift no worth receivin’, / When heavy dragg’d wi’ pine and grievin’; / But oil’d by thee, the wheels o’ life gae doonhill scrievin’ / Wi’ rattlin’ glee.    Burns, on Scotch drink.  6071
  Food for powder.    1 Henry IV., iv. 2.  6072
  Fool before all is he who does not instantly seize the right moment; who has what he loves before his eyes, and yet swerves (schweift) aside.    Platen.  6073
  Fool not; for all may have, / If they dare try, a glorious life or grave.    George Herbert.  6074
  Fool, not to know that love endures no tie, / And Jove but laughs at lovers’ perjury.    Dryden.  6075
  Fool of fortune.    King Lear, iv. 6.  6076
  Fooled thou must be, though wisest of the wise; / Then be the fool of virtue, not of vice.    Persian saying.  6077
  Foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.    Emerson.  6078
  Foolish people are a hundred times more averse to meet with wise people than wise people are to meet with foolish.    Saadi.  6079
  Fools and bairns shouldna see things half done.    Scotch Proverb.  6080
  Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich.    Proverb.  6081
  Fools are apt to imitate only the defects of their betters.    Swift.  6082
  Fools are aye fond o’ flittin’, and wise men o’ sittin’.    Scotch Proverb.  6083
  Fools are aye seeing ferlies (wonderful things).    Scotch Proverb.  6084
  Fools are known by looking wise.    Butler.  6085
  Fools are my theme; let satire be my song.    Byron.  6086
  Fools ask what’s o’clock, but wise men know their time.    Proverb.  6087
  Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.    German Proverb.  6088
  Fools can indeed find fault, but cannot act more wisely.    Langbern.  6089
  Fools for arguments use wagers.    Butler.  6090
  Fools grant whate’er ambition craves, / And men, once ignorant, are slaves.    Pope.  6091
  Fools grow of themselves without sowing or planting.    Russian Proverb.  6092
  Fools grow without watering.    Proverb.  6093
  Fools invent fashions and wise men follow them.    French Proverb.  6094
  Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men much from fools.    Dutch Proverb.  6095
  Fools make a mock at sin.    Bible.  6096
  Fools mak’ feasts, and wise men eat them. / Wise men mak’ jests, and fools repeat them.    Scotch Proverb.  6097
  Fools may our scorn, not envy raise, / For envy is a kind of praise.    Gay.  6098
  Fools measure actions after they are done by the event; wise men beforehand, by the rules of reason and right.    Bp. Hale.  6099
  Fools need no passport.    Danish Proverb.  6100
  Fools ravel and wise men redd (unravel).    Scotch Proverb.  6101
  Fools, to talking ever prone, / Are sure to make their follies known.    Gay.  6102
  Fools with bookish knowledge are children with edged weapons; they hurt themselves and put others in pain.    Zimmermann.  6103
  Footpaths give a private, human touch to the landscape that roads do not. They are sacred to the human foot. They have the sentiment of domesticity, and suggest the way to cottage doors and to simple, primitive times.    John Burroughs.  6104
  Foppery is never cured; once a coxcomb, always a coxcomb.    Johnson.  6105
  For age, long age! / Nought else divides us from the fresh young days / Which men call ancient.    Lewis Morris.  6106
  For a genuine man it is no evil to be poor.    Carlyle.  6107
  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.    Bible.  6108
  For a large conscience is all one, / And signifies the same with none.    Hudibras.  6109
  For all a rhetorician’s rules / Teach nothing but to name his tools.    Butler.  6110
  For all he did he had a reason, / For all he said, a word in season; / And ready ever was to quote / Authorities for what he wrote.    Butler.  6111
  For all men live and judge amiss / Whose talents do not jump with his.    Butler.  6112
  For all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.    Carlyle.  6113
  For all their luxury was doing good.    L. Garth.  6114
  For an honest man half his wits are enough; for a knave, the whole are too little.    Italian Proverb.  6115
  For an orator delivery is everything.    Goethe.  6116
  For a republic you must have men.    Amiel.  6117
  For as a fly that goes to bed / Rests with his tail above his head, / So, in this mongrel state of ours, / The rabble are the supreme powers.    Butler.  6118
  For as a ship without a helm is tossed to and fro by the waves so the man who is careless and forsaketh his purpose is many ways tempted.    Thomas à Kempis.  6119
  For a’ that, and a’ that, / Our toils obscure, and a’ that; / The rank is but the guinea’s stamp, / The man’s the gowd for a’ that.    Burns.  6120
  For a tint (lost) thing carena.    Scotch Proverb.  6121
  For aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing.    Mer. of Ven., i. 2.  6122
  For aught that ever I could read, / Could ever hear by tale or history, / The course of true love never did run smooth.    Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.  6123
  For a web begun God sends thread.    French and Italian Proverb.  6124
  For behaviour, men learn it, as they take diseases, one of another.    Bacon.  6125
  For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, / And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.    Congreve.  6126
  For Brutus is an honourable man, / So are they all, all honourable men.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.  6127
  For captivity, perhaps your poor watchdog is as sorrowful a type as you will easily find.    Ruskin.  6128
  For contemplation he and valour form’d, / For softness she and sweet attractive grace; / He for God only, she for God in him, / His fair large front and eye sublime declared.    Milton.  6129
  For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing but their fears.    Bovee.  6130
  For dear to gods and men is sacred song.    Pope.  6131
  For ebbing resolution ne’er returns, / But falls still further from its former shore.    Home.  6132
  For emulation hath a thousand sons, / That one by one pursue; if you give way, / Or hedge aside from the direct forthright, / Like to an enter’d tide, they all rush by, / And leave you hindmost.    Troil. and Cress., iii. 3.  6133
  For ever and a day.    As You Like It, iv. 1.  6134
  For ever is not a category that can establish itself in this world of time.    Carlyle.  6135
  For every dawn that breaks brings a new world, / And every budding bosom a new life.    Lewis Morris.  6136
  For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly.    Emerson.  6137
  For every ten jokes thou hast got an hundred enemies.    Sterne.  6138
  For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something.    Emerson.  6139
  For fate has wove the thread of life with pain, / And twins e’en from the birth are misery and man.    Pope.  6140
  For faith, and peace, and mighty love / That from the Godhead flow, / Show’d them the life of heaven above / Springs from the earth below.    Emerson.  6141
  For fault o’ wise men fools sit on binks (seats, benches).    Scotch Proverb.  6142
  For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.    Pope.  6143
  For forms of government let fools contest; / Whate’er is best administered is best.    Pope.  6144
  For Freedom’s battle, once begun, / Bequeath’d by bleeding sire to son, / Though baffled oft, is ever won.    Byron.  6145
  For glances beget ogles, ogles sighs, / Sighs wishes, wishes words, and words a letter; / And then God knows what mischief may arise / When love links two young people in one fetter.    Byron.  6146
  For gold the merchant ploughs the main, / The farmer ploughs the manor; / But glory is the soldier’s prize, / The soldier’s wealth is honour.    Burns.  6147
  For good and evil must in our actions meet; / Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.    Donne.  6148
  For greatest scandal waits on greatest state.    Shakespeare.  6149
  For grief indeed is love, and grief beside.    Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  6150
  For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, / And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again.    Shakespeare.  6151
  For he, by geometric scale, / Could take the size of pots of ale.    Butler.  6152
  For he is but a bastard to the time / That doth not smack of observation.    King John, i. 1.  6153
  For he lives twice who can at once employ / The present well and e’en the past enjoy.    Pope.  6154
  For he that fights and runs away / May live to fight another day; / But he who is in battle slain, / Can never rise and fight again.    Goldsmith.  6155
  For he that worketh high and wise, / Nor pauses in his plan, / Will take the sun out of the skies / Ere freedom out of man.    Emerson.  6156
  For his bounty, / There was no winter in’t; an autumn ’twas, / That grew the more by reaping.    Ant. and Cleop., v. 2.  6157
  For his chaste Muse employed her heaven-taught lyre / None but the noblest passions to inspire, / Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, / One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.    Littelton on Thomson.  6158
  For hope is but the dream of those that wake.    Prior.  6159
  For I am nothing if not critical.    Othello, ii. 1.  6160
  For I am full of spirit, and resolved / To meet all perils very constantly.    Julius Cæsar, v. 1.  6161
  For I say this is death, and the sole death, / When a man’s loss comes to him from his gain, / Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, / And lack of love from love made manifest.    Browning.  6162
  For it so falls out, / That what we have we prize not to the worth / While we enjoy it, but being lack’d and lost, / Why, then we rack the value.    Much Ado, iv. 1.  6163
  For it stirs the blood in an old man’s heart, / And makes his pulses fly, / To catch the thrill of a happy voice / And the light of a pleasant eye.    V. P. Willis.  6164
  For just experience tells, in every soil, / That those that think must govern those that toil.    Goldsmith.  6165
  For knowledge is a barren tree and bare, / Bereft of God, and duty but a word, / And strength but tyranny, and love, desire, / And purity a folly.    Lewis Morris.  6166
  For knowledge is a steep which few may climb, / While duty is a path which all may tread.    Lewis Morris.  6167
  For let our finger ache, and it endues / Our other healthful members ev’n to that sense / Of pain.    Othello, iii. 4.  6168
  For loan oft loses both itself and friend.    Hamlet, i. 3.  6169
  For love of grace, / Lay not the flattering unction to your soul / That not your trespass but my madness speaks.    Hamlet, iii. 4.  6170
  For lovers’ eyes more sharply sighted be / Than other men’s, and in dear love’s delight / See more than any other eyes can see.    Spenser.  6171
  For man’s well-being faith is properly the one thing needful; with it, martyrs, otherwise weak, can cheerfully endure the shame and the cross; and without it, worldlings puke up their sick existence by suicide in the midst of luxury.    Carlyle.  6172
  For man there is but one misfortune, when some idea lays hold of him which exerts no influence upon his active life, or still more, which withdraws him from it.    Goethe.  6173
  For men are brought to worse diseases / By taking physic than diseases, / And therefore commonly recover / As soon as doctors give them over.    Butler.  6174
  For men at most differ as heaven and earth, / But women, worst and best, as heaven and hell.    Tennyson.  6175
  For men cherish love, for gods reverence.    Grillparzer.  6176
  For men may come and men may go, / But I go on for ever.    Tennyson.  6177
  For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; / His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.    Pope.  6178
  For murder, though it hath no tongue, will speak / With most miraculous organ.    Hamlet, ii. 2.  6179
  For my means, I’ll husband them so well, / They shall go far with little.    Hamlet, iv. 5.  6180
  For my name and memory I leave to men’s charitable speeches, to foreign nations, and to the next ages.    Bacon.  6181
  For nought so vile that on the earth doth live, / But to the earth some special good doth give; / Nor aught so good, but, strain’d from that fair use, / Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 3.  6182
  For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face.    St. Paul.  6183
  For oaths are straws, men’s faith are wafer cakes, / And holdfast is the only dog, my duck.    Henry V., ii. 3.  6184
  For of all sad words of tongue or pen, / The saddest were these: “It might have been.”    Whittier.  6185
  For of fortunes sharpe adversite, / The worst kind of infortune is this, / A man that hath been in prosperite, / And it remember when it passéd is.    Chaucer.  6186
  For of the soul the body form doth take, / For soul is form, and doth the body make.    Spenser.  6187
  For one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.    Carlyle.  6188
  For one person who can think, there are at least a hundred who can observe. An accurate observer is, no doubt, rare; but an accurate thinker is far rarer.    Buckle.  6189
  For one rich man that is content there are a hundred who are not.    Proverb.  6190
  For one word a man is often deemed wise, and for one word he is often deemed foolish.    Confucius.  6191
  For our pleasure, the lackeyed train, the slow parading pageant, with all the gravity of grandeur, moves in review; a single coat, or a single footman, answers all the purposes of the most indolent refinement as well; and those who have twenty, may be said to keep one for their own pleasure, and the other nineteen merely for ours.    Goldsmith.  6192
  For pity is the virtue of the law, / And none but tyrants use it cruelly.    Timon of Athens, iii. 5.  6193
  For pleasures past I do not grieve, / Nor perils gathering near; / My greatest grief is that I leave / Nothing that claims a tear.    Byron.  6194
  For poems to have beauty of style is not enough; they must have pathos also, and lead at will the hearer’s soul.    Horace.  6195
  For present grief there is always a remedy. However much thou sufferest, hope. The greatest happiness of man is hope.    Leopold Schefer.  6196
  For rarely do we meet in one combined / A beauteous body and a virtuous mind.    Juvenal.  6197
  For rhetoric, he could not ope / His mouth, but out there flew a trope.    Butler.  6198
  For rhyme the rudder is of verses, / With which, like ships, they steer their courses.    Butler.  6199
  For right is right, since God is God, / And right the day must win; / To doubt would be disloyalty, / To falter would be sin.    F. W. Faber.  6200
  For sacred even to gods is misery.    Pope.  6201
  For Satan finds some mischief still / For idle hands to do.    Watts.  6202
  For slander lives upon successión, / For ever housed where it gets possessión.    Comedy of Errors, iii. 1.  6203
  For solitude sometimes is best society, / And short retirement urges sweet return.    Milton.  6204
  For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.    Mer. of Ven., i. 3.  6205
  For suffering and enduring there is no remedy but striving and doing.    Carlyle.  6206
  For that fine madness still he did retain / Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.    Drayton.  6207
  For the apotheosis of Reason we have substituted that of Instinct; and we call everything instinct which we find in ourselves, and for which we cannot trace any rational foundation.    J. S. Mill.  6208
  For the bow cannot possibly stand always bent, nor can human nature or human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.    Cervantes.  6209
  For the buyer a hundred eyes are too few, for the seller one is enough.    Italian Proverb.  6210
  For thee the family of man has no use; it rejects thee; thou art wholly as a dissevered limb: so be it; perhaps it is better so.    Carlyle, or Teufelsdröckh rather, arrived at the “Centre of Indifference, through which whoso travels from the Negative Pole to the Positive must necessarily pass.”  6211
  For the fashion of this world passeth away.    St. Paul.  6212
  For the gay beams of lightsome day / Gild but to flout the ruins grey.    Scott.  6213
  For the greatest crime of man is that he was born.    Calderon.  6214
  For the narrow mind, whatever he attempts, is still a trade; for the higher, an art; and the highest, in doing one thing does all; or, to speak less paradoxically, in the one thing which he does rightly, he sees the likeness of all that is done rightly.    Goethe.  6215
  For the rain it raineth every day.    King Lear, iii. 2.  6216
  For there’s nae luck aboot the hoose, / There’s nae luck ava’, / There’s little pleesure in the hoose / When oor guidman’s awa’.    W. J. Mickle.  6217
  For there was never yet philosopher / That could endure the toothache patiently.    Much Ado, v. 1.  6218
  For the sake of one good action a hundred evil actions should be condoned.    Chinese Proverb.  6219
  For the son of man there is no noble crown, well-worn or even ill-worn, but is a crown of thorns.    Carlyle.  6220
  For the true the price is paid before you enjoy it; for the false, after you enjoy it.    John Foster.  6221
  For the world was built in order, / And the atoms march in tune; / Rhyme the pipe, and the Time the warder, / The sun obeys them and the moon.    Emerson.  6222
  For they can conquer who believe they can.    Dryden.  6223
  For ’tis a truth well known to most, / That whatsoever thing is lost, / We seek it, ere it comes to light, / In every cranny but the right.    Cowper.  6224
  For ’tis the mind that makes the body rich: / And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, / So honour peereth in the meanest habit.    Tam. of Shrew, iv. 3.  6225
  For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.    Bible.  6226
  For to see and eek for to be seye.    Chaucer.  6227
  For truth has such a face and such a mien, / As to be loved needs only to be seen.    Dryden.  6228
  For truth is precious and divine, / Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.    Butler.  6229
  For use almost can change the stamp of Nature, / And either curb the devil or throw him out / With wondrous potency.    Hamlet, iii. 4.  6230
  For us, the winds do blow, / The earth doth rest, heaven move, and fountains flow; / Nothing we see but means our good, / As our delight, or as our treasure; / The whole is either our cupboard of food, / Or cabinet of pleasure.    George Herbert.  6231
  For virtue’s sake I am here; but if a man, for his task, forgets and sacrifices all, why shouldst not thou?    Jean Paul.  6232
  For virtue’s self may too much zeal be had; / The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.    Pope.  6233
  For want of a block a man will stumble at a straw.    Swift.  6234
  For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost.    Ben. Franklin.  6235
  For wealth is all things that conduce / To man’s destruction or his use; / A standard both to buy and sell / All things from heaven down to hell.    Butler.  6236
  For what are men who grasp at praise sublime, / But bubbles on the rapid stream of time, / That rise and fall, that swell and are no more, / Born and forgot, ten thousand in an hour.    Young.  6237
  For what are they all in their high conceit, / When man in the bush with God may meet?    Emerson.  6238
  For what thou hast not, still thou striv’st to get, / And what thou hast, forgetst.    Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.  6239
  For when disputes are wearied out, / ’Tis interest still resolves the doubt.    Butler.  6240
  For where is any author in the world / Teaches such beauty as a woman’s eye?    Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 3.  6241
  For while a youth is lost in soaring thought, / And while a mind grows sweet and beautiful, / And while a spring-tide coming lights the earth, / And while a child, and while a flower is born, / And while one wrong cries for redress and finds / A soul to answer, still the world is young.    Lewis Morris.  6242
  For whom ill is fated, him it will strike.    Gaelic Proverb.  6243
  For whom the heart of man shuts out, / Straightway the heart of God takes in, / And fences them all round about / With silence ’mid the world’s loud din.    Lowell.  6244
  For who to dumb forgetfulness a prey, / This pleasing anxious being e’er resigned, / Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, / Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?    Gray.  6245
  For who would lose, / Though full of pain, this intellectual being, / Those thoughts that wander through eternity; / To perish rather, swallowed up and lost, / In the wide womb of uncreated night?    Milton.  6246
  For wisdom cries out in the streets, and no man regards it.    1 Henry IV., i. 2.  6247
  For youth no less becomes / The light and careless livery that it wears, / Than settled age his sables and his weeds, / Importing health and graveness.    Hamlet, iv. 7.  6248
  Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.    2 Henry VI., iii. 3.  6249
  Forbearance is not acquittance.    German Proverb.  6250


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