Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Words of Wisdom - F

Face life as you find it, defiantly and unafraid.  Waste no energy yearning for the moon.  Crush out all sentiment.

Facebook: stay focused and keep shipping.

Faced with apathy, I will take action.  Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.

"Face value" has none.

Facilities for the non-verbal middle class.

Facts change, truth doesn’t.

Facts do not cease to be because they are ignored.

Fail, fail again, fail better.

Fail forward toward success.

Fail often, succeed sooner.

Failing to plan is like planning to fail.

Failure is a better teacher than success.

Failure is a blow and success is a pleasant distraction.

Failure is impossible.

Failure is just another word for education.

Failure is just delayed success.

Failure is not a loss; it is a mindset.

Failure is not an option.

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

Failure is so permanent and success will always be taken away from you next time.

Failure is the path of least persistence.

Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

Failures are skinned knees-painful but superficial.

Failures of kindness

Failures tend to examine their suppositions about life; the successful are more likely to celebrate themselves as good examples.

Fair is some place you go to look at the animals.

Fair is where you end up. (Ari Emanuel)

Fairy tales teach children to meet the forces of the mythical world with cunning and high spirits.

Faith is believing one of two things will happen:  that there will be something solid for you to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Faith is believing what you know ain't so.

Faith is the antithesis of proof.

Faithfulness is a social not a biological law.

Fall down seven times, get up eight.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Fame is a vapor.  Popularity an accident.  Riches take wings.  Only one thing endures, and that is character.

Fame is like cocaine.  People think they can control it-but they can't.

Fame is morally neutral.

Fame is the first disgrace.

FAMGA: Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon

Familiarity breeds comfort until it suddenly breeds contempt.

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

Farmers are a lot more familiar with failure than frat boys.

Faster, faster until the thrill of the speed overcomes the fear of death.

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go thru life.

Fate whispers to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm”. And the warrior whispers back, “I am the storm”.

Fathers often use too much force.

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

Favor passion over intellect or credentials.

Fear always springs from ignorance (illuminate the cause-eliminate the fear).

Fear and I were born twins. (Hobbes)

Fear is the greatest incapacitator.

Fear is the thing that defeats us all.

Fear vs. greed.

Feasibility will compromise you soon enough.

Feconventilatory collision.

Feel free to rearrange the universe.

Ferocious learning

Fetters of gold are still fetters.
Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.

Few people have the imagination for reality. (Goethe)

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Fiction reveals things that reality obscures.

Fierce focus can be too much of a good thing.

Figure out where you leave off and everybody else begins.

Fill your life with the things that deserve to be there.

Film is a collaborative business:  bend over.

Finagle's four rules:

  1.       The information you have is not the information you want.
  2.       The information you want is not the information you need.
  3.       The information you need is the information you can't obtain.
  4.       The information you can obtain costs more than you want to pay.

Find a wall and try to move it.

Find out what prevents someone from doing a good job.

Find the truth.  Act on it.

Finely wrought or overwrought.

Finis origine pendet (the end depends upon the beginning).

Fire for attitude; fix for skills

Firefighting: putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.

First do it, then say it.

First generation software: the first buyers are the last beta-testers.

First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

First we will be best, then we will be first.

First you dream, then you die.

Fish stinks from the head.

Fishing in a place where you know there are no fish.

Five-factor model: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism.

Flabbergasted:  appalled over how much weight you have gained.

Flattery is like cologne – to be smelled, but not swallowed.

Flaubert:  Be regular and ordinary in your life, like a bourgeois, so that you may be
violent and original in your work.

Flirtation-attention without intention.

Fluency is the goal – not competency. That’s a bridge too far.

Focus and simplicity are a workforce multiplier.

Focus doesn’t mean saying “yes” to the thing you’ve got to focus on. It means saying “no” to the 100 other good ideas that are out there.

Focus on making things better, not bigger.

Focus on the user and all else will follow.

Focus on those things you do better than others

Focused attentional states facilitate learning.

Follow me if I advance,
Kill me if I retreat,
Avenge me if I die.

Follow-up prevents foul-up.

Football is about character, not personality.

Football is about hard work, pain and losing.

Football is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport.  Dancing is a contact sport.

For a speech to be immortal, it need not be interminable.

For a young person it is almost a sin-and certainly a danger to be too much occupied with himself; but for the aging person, it is a duty and a necessity to give serious attention to himself.

For authentic living, what is necessary is the resolute confrontation of death.

For every beautiful woman, there’s a man who’s tired of sleeping with her.

For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.

For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong.

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 
            (I Corinthians 14:8)

For of all the sad words of tongue or pen the saddest are these:  “it might have been.”

For Profit  –vs-  For Purpose (rather than non-profit)

For such a small company, you are really a big pain in the ass.

For the criminal, therapy is just another criminal operation.

For those of us who shared his time, he was part of the luck we had.

For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoisted with his own petard.

For unto whomsoever so much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom
men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

For want of a nail, the shoe is lost.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he hath sufficient to finish it? (Luke 14:28)

For whom else but you?

Forecasts are dangerous, especially those about the future.

Forever caught between accommodation and rage.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Forewarned is forlorn.

Forget motivating your employees, just don’t de-motivate them.

Forget the past.  No one becomes successful in the past.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Forgiven, but not forgotten.

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.

Forgotten, but not gone.

Formula One racing is to NASCAR what Polo is to Rodeo.

Forsake peacekeeping for truth telling.

Fortes fortuna adjuvat / Fortune favors the bold   (Audentes fortuna juvat)

Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.

Four be the things I’d be better without:  love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.

Four laws of learning: explanation, demonstration, correction, repetition.

Four phases of meeting: forming, storming, norming and performing.

Four Seasons’ service—McDonald’s prices.

Four things define a man: his home, his car, his wife and his shoes.

Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt.  It is when we are not sure that we are doubly sure.

Free culture, like cheap food, incurs hidden costs.

Freedom, privileges, options must constantly be exercised or eventually lost.

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Freedom is the only guardian of freedom.

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Freeing our minds from the tyranny of the present.

Freud = Pleasure   Adler = Power   Frankel = Meaning

Friction free – eliminate thought from consumption

“Friend of mine” is better than “top of mind”

Friendly friction.

Friends are the family that we choose.

Friends are the family that you choose for yourself.

Friends aren’t necessarily the people you like best; they are merely the people who got there first.

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Friends don’t fire friends.

Friends welcome, relatives by appointment only.

From fortune to misfortune is but a step; from misfortune to fortune is a long way.

From here on down, it’s all uphill.

From the old guard to the vanguard

Front runners always work the hardest, and risk the most

Frosting on a road apple.

Fuck the puck

Fueling your fears is a waste of imagination.

Fun is a false sense of ecstasy.

Fun is the one thing that money can't buy.

Funding is the front end of the journey.

Funktionslust: An animal's full enjoyment of its powers.

Funny is money.

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