The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.
Fate 1021 To disappoint the world, Fate takes away the most hopeful mortals in their youth; when it wants to destroy all hope, it lets them live. "The sad truth is, that when Fate would greatly disappoint the world, it takes away the hopefulest mortals in their youth; --when it would laugh the world’s hopes to scorn, it lets them live." Hawthorne: “P’s Correspondence”
Fate 143 "The fates lead the willing and drag the reluctant." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and sons 334 When the father was silent, his son speaks revealing the secret of the father. "What was silent in the father speaks in the son; and often I found the son the unveiled secret of the father." Nietzsche. 1883-5. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Fathers and sons 336 The father's greatness overwhelms the son. "Greatness of name, in the father, oftentimes helps not forth, but overwhelms the son…". Ben Jonson. 1640. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Fathers and sons 654 Sons must cross their fathers. "…a son must react against his father in some fashion." P.J. Kavanagh. “Is It Alas, Yorick?” 1983. Gross, ed. Essays.
FDR 557 FDR's leading characteristics were his love of life and lack of fear for the future. "FDR stands out principally by his astonishing appetite for life and by his apparently complete freedom from fear for the future." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.
FDR 557 FDR had no fear for navigating a violent future. Of FDR: "…this avid anticipation of the future, the lack of nervous fear that the wave might prove too big or violent to navigate…." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.
FDR 557 Untroubled confidence, realistic appraisal in facing the future. Of FDR: "…so passionate a faith in the future, so untroubled a confidence in one’s power to mold it, when it is allied to a capacity for realistic appraisal…conscious or half-conscious, of the tendencies of one’s milieu, of the desires, hopes, fears, loves, hatreds, of the human beings who compose it…social and individual ‘trends.’ " Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.
FDR 557 Sensed the tendencies of his time into the future. Of FDR: "…he sensed the tendencies of his time and their projections into the future to a most uncommon degree." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.
FDR 558 At home in the present with people, regardless of point of view, who were active in life. Of FDR: "…the feeling of being at home not merely in the present but in the future, of knowing where he was going and by what means and why, made him, until his health was finally undermined, buoyant and gay: made him delight in the company of the most varied and opposed individuals, provided that they embodied some specific aspect of the turbulent stream of life, stood actively for the forward movement in their particular world, whatever it might be." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.
FDR 559 FDR was spontaneous, pursued incompatible policies, threw off the cares of office in the darkest times. Of FDR: "Roosevelt, as a public personality, was a spontaneous, optimistic, pleasure-loving ruler who dismayed his assistants by the gay and apparently heedless abandon with which he seemed to delight in pursuing two or more totally incompatible policies, and astonished them even more by the swiftness and ease with which he managed to throw off the cares of office during the darkest and most dangerous moments." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.
FDR and Churchill 559 The personalities of FDR and Churchill were different; FDR, effortless skill; Churchill dark, brooding and slow to recover. "FDR played the game of politics with virtuosity, and both his successes and his failures were carried off in splendid style; his performance seemed to flow with effortless skill; …Churchill is acquainted with darkness as well as light…gives evidence of agonized brooding and slow recovery." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.