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bustle and laugh as they walk in the pageant, but fools bustlo and are important; and this, probably, is all the difference between them.-- Goldsmith.
Fools, 'LEARNED.—Fools with bookish knowledge, are children with edged weapons; they hurt themselves, and put others in pain.—The half-learned, is more dangerous than the simpleton.--Zimmerman.
Fools, THE GREATEST.--The greatest of fools is he who imposes on himself, and in his greatest concern thinks certainly he knows that which he has least studied, and of which he is most profoundly ignorant.--Shaftesbury.
FOREBODINGS. --Half our forebodings of our neighbors, are but our wishes, which we are ashamed to utter in any other form.-L. E. Landon.
FORGIVENESS. --He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.-- Lord Herbert.
FORGIVENESS.--Forgiveness is the most necessary and proper work of every man; for, though, when I do not a just thing, or a charitable, or a wise, another man may do it for me, yet no man can forgive my enemy but myself.— Lord Herbert.
FORGIVENESS.—A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another man, than this, that when the injury began on his part, the kindness should begin on ours.-- Tillotson.
FORGIVENESS.—A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.—Rambler.
FORGIVENESS.—A brave man thinks no one his superior who does him an injury; for he has it then in his power to make himself superior to the other by forgiving it.-Pope.
FORGIVENESS.--There is a manner of forgiveness so divine, that you are ready to embrace the offender for having called it forth.—Lavater.
FORGIVENESS AFFORDS HAPPINESS.-It has been a maxim with me to admit of an easy reconciliation with a person, whose offence proceeded from no depravity of heart; but where I was convinced it did so, to forego, for my own sake, all opportunities of revenge; to forget the persons of my enemies as much as I was able, and to call to remembrance, in their place, the more pleasing idea of my friends. I am convinced that I have derived no small share of happiness from this principle.-Shenstone. FORGIVENESS, HARD
1.-It is hard for a haughty man ever to forgive one that has caught him in a fault, and whom he knows has reason to complain of him: his resentment never subsides till he has regained the advan. tage he has lost, and found means to make the other do him equal wrong.-Bruyere.
ForTUNE.—The way of fortune is like the milky-way in the sky; which is a meeting or knot of a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so are there a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. Lord Bacon.
FORTUNE.—Ovid finely compares a broken fortune to a falling column; the lower it sinks, the greater weight it is obliged to sustain. Thus, when a man's circumstances are such, that he has no occasion to borrow, he finds numbers willing to lend him; but should his wants be such, that he
l sues for a trifle, it is two to one whether he may be trusted with the smallest sum.— Goldsmith.
FORTUNE.— Fortune is like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall; and, again, it is sometimes like a Sibyl's offer, which at first offereth the com modity at full, then consumeth part and part, and still hold: eth up the price.-Lord Bacon.
FORTUNE, CHANGING. -The wheel of fortune turns incessantly round, and who can say within himself, I shall to-day be uppermost. — Confucius.
FORTUNE, ITS ORIGIN. — Every man is the maker of his own fortune; and what is very odd to consider, he must in some measure be the trumpeter of his own fame : not that men are to be tolerated who directly praise themselves; but they are to be endured with a sort of defensive eloquence, by which they shall be always capable of expressing the rules and arts whereby they govern themselves.- Tatler.
FORTUNE, ITS ORIGIN.—Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry, and is as often trundling in a wheelbarrow as lolling in a coach and six. - Goldsmith.
FORTUNE, SUPERIORITY TO.—May I always have a heart superior, with economy suitable, to my fortune. — Shenstone.
FORTUNE UNCERTAIN.—So quickly sometimes has the wheel turned round, that many a man has lived to enjoy the benefit of that charity which his own piety projected.—Sterne.
FREEDOM.—A man that loves his own fireside, and can govern his house without falling by the ears with his neighbors, or engaging in suits at law, is as free as a Duke of Venice. Montaigne.
FREE-THINKERS.—Some sciolists have discovered a short path to celebrity. Having heard that it is vastly silly to be. lieve everything, they take for granted that it must be vastly wise to believe nothing. They therefore set up for free
thinkers, though their only stock in trade is, that they are free from thinking. It is not safe to contemn them, nor very easy to convince them, since no persons make so large a demand against the reason of others, as those who have none of their own; just as a highwayman will take greater liberties with our purse, than our banker.— Colton.
FREE-THINKERS.--Nothing can be plainer, than that ignorance and vice are two ingredients absolutely necessary in the composition of free-thinkers, who, in propriety of speech, are no thinkers at all. ---Swift.
FREE-THINKING.-Free-living leads to free-thinking; and free-thinking to free-living.
Friends.—A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
FRIENDS.— The lightsome countenance of a friend, giveth such an inward decking to the house where it lodgeth, as proudest palaces have cause to envy the gilding: -Sir P. Sidney.
FRIENDS.—If thy friends be of better quality than thyself, thou mayst be sure of two things: the first, that they will be more careful to keep thy counsel, because they have more to lose than thou hast; the second, they will esteem thee for thyself, and not for that which thou dost possess. —Sir W. Raleigh--to his Son.
FRIENDS, HOW TO LIVE WITH.—It is best to live as friends, with those in time, with whom we would be to all eternity.Fuller
FRIENDS, How TO SELECT.- There is nothing more be coming any wise man, than to make choice of friends, for by them thou shalt be judged what thou art: let them therefore be wisc and virtuous, and none of those that follow thee for gain; but make election rather of thy betters, than thy infe. riors, shunning always such as are poor and needy; for if thou givest twenty gifts, and refuse to do the like but
all that thou hast done will be lost, and such men will become thy mortal enemies.--Sir W. Raleigh-to his Son.
FRIENDS, OLD, BEST.–Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet. -Selden.
FRIENDS, WEAK.—Those friends are weak and worthless, that will not use the privilege of friendship, in admonishing their friends with freedom and confidence, as well of their errors as of their danger.— Bacon.
FRIENDS, WHO ARE. - Thou mayst be sure that he that will in private tell thee of thy faults, is thy friend, for he ad. ventures thy dislike, and doth hazard thy hatred; for there are few men that can endure it, every man for the most part delighting in self-praise, which is one of the most universal follies that bewitcheth mankind.—Sir W. Raleigh.
FRIENDSHIP.—A faithful and true friend, is a living treasure, inestimable in possession, and deeply to be lamented when gone. Nothing is more common than to talk of a friend; nothing more difficult than to find one; nothing more rare than to improve by one as we ought.
FRIENDSHIP.-Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.—Addison.
FRIENDSHIP.—He that has no friend, and no enemy, is of the vulgar; and without talents, powers, or energy.-Lavater.
FRIENDSHIP.—Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.-Lavater.