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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The face is the index of the mind. Proverbs,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But let's face it, I still have to look at my self and look at the things I've done down the stretch. Luther Allison, musician

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centers on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard. Jude Law, actor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the parts I get offered are character and comedy parts, and I probably wouldn't get them if I had a different face. So I'm glad I have a comedy face. Mackenzie Crook, actor

You don't have a face to work with, so your voice has to do all the work until you see the animation. So, a lot of it I had to pull back because it was too big. Sean Hayes, actor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Her face was her chaperone. Rupert Hughes,

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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