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Fact is stranger than fiction.
Facts are the air of the scientists. Without them you never can fly. --Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936)
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. --Truman Capote (1924-84)
Failure teaches success.
Fair is foul and foul is fair. --William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Macbeth
Fair without, false within.
Fair words fill not the belly.
Fair words make fools fain.
The fairest rose is at last withered.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. --Bible: The Hebrews
Faith will move mountains.
Fame is the penalty of success. Jealousy is the penalty of fame. --Swami Sivananda (1887-1963)
The fame outruns the reality.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Fancy may kill or cure.
A fault confessed is half redressed.
Faults are thick where love is thin.
Fear is like fire: if controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled, it will rise up and destroy you. --John F. Milburn
Fear the worst; the best will save itself.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie. --Stephen (Edwin) King (1947-)
Fields have eyes, and woods have ears.
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe. All this is suggested by the systematic procession of events and the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts, as they say, "with both eyes open." --Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Findings keepings. / Finding is keeping.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
First come, first served.
First deserve and then desire.
First think and then speak.
Fish and guests [company] stink after [in] three days.
The fish always stinks from the head downwards.
Flexibility is strength.
Focus on remedies, not faults. --Jack (William) Nicklaus (1940-)
Fools are wise after the event.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. --Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Essay on Criticism
For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity. --George Orwell (1903-50)
For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’ --John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92): Maud Muller
Forests grow fish.
Fortune favors the bold [the grave].
Fortune knocks once at least at every man's gate [door].
The fortune-teller cannot tell his own fortune.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty, the youth of old age. --Victor Hugo (1802-85)
Four eyes see more than two.
The fowler is caught in his own net.
Frailty, thy name is woman. --William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet
Freedom is just another word for "nothing left to lose." --Kris Kristofferson (1936-)
Fresh fish and newcome guests smell in three days.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Friends come in and out of your life like busboys in a restaurant. Although I haven't seen him in more than ten years, I know I'll miss him forever. I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. --Stephen (Edwin) King (1947-): Stand by Me
The frog in the well does not know the ocean.
From small beginnings come great things.
The fullness of life is in the hazards of life. --Edith Hamilton (1867-1963)
The future's not set. There's no fate but what we make for ourselves. --James Cameron (1954-): TERMINATOR 2: Judgment Day