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We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • strength

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience which you must stop and look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • experience

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. Helen Keller, author
  • positive

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac, novelist
  • love

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. Thomas S. Monson, clergyman
  • capacity

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. Martha Graham, dancer
  • act

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value. Doug Coupland, author
  • beings

God had given you one face, and you make yourself another. Hamlet William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • Face

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception. Groucho Marx, comedian
  • Face

The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. Bruce Springsteen, musician
  • best

If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future. Danielle Steel, novelist
  • face

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. Sonia Gandhi,
  • challenges

You and I will meet again, When we're least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won't say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again. Tom Petty, musician
  • again

It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial. Zoe Saldana, actress
  • courage

Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow. Dirk Benedict, actor
  • sympathy

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Face

Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution. Bill Hybels, clergyman
  • commit

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition. Henry Miller, author
  • another

Injury taught me I need to learn how to face challenges. Shawn Johnson, athlete
  • challenges

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets. George S. Patton, soldier
  • bullets

I am who I am and I say what I think. I'm not putting a face on for the record. Eminem, musician
  • face

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. George Orwell, author
  • imagination

The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest. Sir Walter Scott,
  • Face

Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all. Hans Christian Andersen, author
  • Face

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace. Eugene O'Neill, dramatist
  • Face

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. Natalie Clifford Barney, author
  • Face

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. G. K. Chesterton, writer
  • Face

Your face tells a story and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office. Julia Roberts, actress
  • doctor

Sex is like washing your face - just something you do because you have to. Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous. Sex follows love, it never precedes it. Sophia Loren, actress
  • absolutely

The face is the index of the mind. Proverbs,
  • Face

Alas after a certain age, every man is responsible for his own face. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • Face

After a certain number of years our faces become our biographies. We get to be responsible for our faces. Cynthia Ozick, novelist
  • Face

When I invite a woman to dinner, I expect her to look at my face. That's the price she has to pay. George S. Kaufman, dramatist
  • dinner

Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me. Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • cake

A beautiful face is a mute recommendation. Publilius Syrus, writer
  • beautiful

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. Johnny Depp, actor
  • confusion

As far as I'm concerned, love means fighting, big fat lies, and a couple of slaps across the face. Edith Piaf, musician
  • far

My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain. W. H. Auden, poet
  • Face

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. Lauren Bacall, actress
  • Face

It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • Face

Every man's life is a fairy-tale written by God's fingers. Hans Christian Andersen, author
  • Face

The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel? Adam Savage, entertainer
  • face

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. Jonathan Swift, writer
  • discover

The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. Edna St. Vincent Millay, author
  • face

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller, author
  • nature

I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine. Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • face

Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale. Will Durst, writer
  • allows

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God. Silvia Cartwright, statesman
  • adversity

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it. Timothy Dalton, actor
  • courage

Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross. William Barclay, theologian
  • easter

Confidence is what we get when we take fear, face it and replace it. Tim Fargo, author
  • fear

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart. Bertolt Brecht, poet
  • Face

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? Abraham Lincoln, president
  • Face

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum? Christopher Marlowe, dramatist
  • Face

Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • Face

The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • Face

This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat. Walt Whitman, poet
  • Face

When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black. I don't want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless. Marian Anderson, musician
  • black

Hearing is a form of touch. You feel it through your body, and sometimes it almost hits your face. Evelyn Glennie, musician
  • almost

She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face. Henny Youngman, comedian
  • marriage

Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you. LL Cool J, musician
  • defeat

I'm very ambitious, despite all the challenges I face in the streets. Dana Hussein, athlete
  • ambitious

The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face. Pablo Picasso, painter
  • face

False face must hide what the false heart does know. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • face

To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo, author
  • another

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life. Muhammad Ali, boxer
  • bureau

I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me. Martin Buber, philosopher
  • again

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
  • asleep

A face that is really lovely in repose can fall apart if, when its owner stars to talk, she distorts every feature. Loretta Young, actress
  • apart

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward. Wilma Mankiller, statesman
  • ability

A racial community provides not only a sense of identity, that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back, but a sense of security and support. Wentworth Miller, actor
  • another

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike. Sir Thomas Browne,
  • Face

The eyes those silent tongues of love. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • Face

There's a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Diane Arbus, photographer
  • Face

It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth. John Steinbeck, author
  • disappeared

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. Romain Rolland, novelist
  • days

Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress. Judith Martin, author
  • come

The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time. Barbara Bush, first lady
  • argue

The unique danger today is the possibility that we may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of relying too heavily on borrowed money. Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher
  • borrowed

I like to sing in the car with the windows rolled down and hair blowing all over my face. Lauren Alaina, musician
  • blowing

I was a very poor young black boy in New Orleans, just a face without a name, swimming in a sea of poverty trying to survive. Tyler Perry, actor
  • black

Supergirl is such an iconic brand, and for me to be able to be the new face of it is extremely exciting. Nastia Liukin, athlete
  • able

The history of our country is cruel. We have to face those issues or, should I say, we had to. Not anymore I hope, because we are going in the right direction, and we are ready to forgive, ready to move on. Novak Djokovic, athlete
  • anymore

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for. Stanislaus I, royalty
  • bargain

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect. Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer
  • change

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble. Hugh Prather, writer
  • almost

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • called

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world. George Dennison Prentice, editor
  • alike

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. Groucho Marx, comedian
  • case

I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere. George Burns, comedian
  • age

We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face. Kofi Annan, statesman
  • between

The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. Bruce Springsteen, musician
  • best

So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face. Yogi Berra, athlete
  • anyone

Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order. David Gerrold, writer
  • death

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson, president
  • pet

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. W. Somerset Maugham, playwright
  • sides

Pride will spit in pride's face. Thomas Fuller, clergyman
  • face

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. Dave Barry, journalist
  • sports

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer
  • friendship

There is only one woman in the world. One woman, with many faces. Nikos Kazantzakis, writer
  • faces

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. Ronald Reagan, president
  • answers

A face is like the outside of a house, and most faces, like most houses, give us an idea of what we can expect to find inside. Loretta Young, actress
  • expect

The thing is, at the end of the day you still have to face yourself. Dave Pelzer, writer
  • end

It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry. Nikolai Gogol, writer
  • awry

The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world. Peter Mandelson, politician
  • face

I mean one of the things about being alone is that you've no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let's face it, we don't often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we. Diana Wynne Jones, writer
  • alone

When I see these young girls who are dreaming the dream that I'm living, it's very very exciting and it puts a big smile on my face. Sue Wicks, athlete
  • big

We have many cases of men committing suicide rather than face their own individuality. I know of no case of a woman who committed suicide because she was gay. George Weinberg, psychologist
  • case

Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife. Roald Dahl, novelist
  • doctor

If they had connived a scheme, and Christ had not been raised from the dead, where would have been the hardest place on the face of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem. Josh Mcdowell, writer
  • anyone

I have eyes like those of a dead pig. Marlon Brando, actor
  • Face

It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast. Julie Burchill, journalist
  • Face

When matters are desperate we must put on a desperate face. Robert Burn,
  • Face

A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T. John Carey,
  • Face

He had a face like a blessing. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • Face

A strange and somewhat impassive physiognomy is often, perhaps, an advantage to an orator, or leader of any sort, because it helps to fix the eye and fascinate the mind. Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist
  • Face

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Face

As a beauty I'm not a great star. Others are handsomer far; but my face -- I don't mind it because I'm behind it; it the folks out in front that I jar. A. H. Euwer,
  • Face

The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul. Eliza Farnham, activist
  • Face

A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World! Henry Fielding, novelist
  • Face

I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion. Thomas Hardy, novelist
  • Face

Her face was her chaperone. Rupert Hughes,
  • Face

Our masks, always in peril of smearing or cracking, in need of continuous check in the mirror or silverware, keep us in thrall to ourselves, concerned with our surfaces. Carolyn Kizer,
  • Face

The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen. Milan Kundera, writer
  • Face

We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; one might call the faces at a large assembly of people a history of the human soul written in a kind of Chinese ideograms. G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist
  • Face

Every man over forty is responsible for his face. Abraham Lincoln, president
  • Face

A face is too slight a foundation for happiness. Mary Wortley Montagu, writer
  • Face

That the public can grow accustomed to any face is proved by the increasing prevalence of Keith's ruined physiognomy on TV documentaries and chat shows, as familiar and homely a horror as Grandpa in The Munsters. Philip Norman,
  • Face

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist. Pablo Picasso, painter
  • Face

The features of our face are hardly more than gestures which force of habit made permanent. Nature, like the destruction of Pompeii, like the metamorphosis of a nymph into a tree, has arrested us in an accustomed movement. Marcel Proust, author
  • Face

A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • Face

Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • Face

Clowns wear a face that's painted intentionally on them so they appear to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today? Source Unknown,
  • Face

Tom's great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face -- as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; and thought. Virginia Woolf, author
  • Face

Don't ask questions of fairy tales. Jewish Folk Saying,
  • Face

There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale. Ralph Ellison, author
  • Face

The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, as a dream does flatter. Susanne K. Langer,
  • Face

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations. Kofi Annan, statesman
  • common

A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face. Jimmy Sangster,
  • assumes

Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous from the others' retiring. Mary Wortley, royalty
  • become

Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could. William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist
  • allegation

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. Dave Barry, journalist
  • faces

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation. Louise Brooks, actress
  • art

It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character. Alan Jay Lerner, dramatist
  • character

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian
  • face

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans. Billy Bragg, musician
  • dedicated

I just never subscribed to the theory that at age 55, you fall off the face of the earth on the Tour. I always felt that was too young of an age for that. Hale Irwin, athlete
  • age

We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today. William Hague, politician
  • arguably

War can be so impersonal yet when we put a name, a face, a place and match it to families, then war is not impersonal. Dennis Kucinich, politician
  • face

I think I'm the only actor in the history of film who got to slap Sam Jackson on the face and butt and lived to tell about it. Eugene Levy, actor
  • actor


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