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Letter "F" » frowns
«If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.»
«We signal the captain, taking time out against the wall. He frowns. He groans. His feet hurt. His ulcer rages. He hates his wife. The risotto will take 25 minutes. Lasagna will take even longer.»
Author: Gael Greene
, The Wall
, time out
«Her very frowns are fairer far, / Than smiles of other maidens are.»
«Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.»
«What money creates, money preserves: if thy wealth decays, thy honor dies; it is but a slippery happiness which fortunes can give, and frowns can take; and not worth the owning which a night's fire can melt, or a rough sea can drown»
«Fair is my love, and cruel as she's fair, / Her brow shades frowns, although her eyes are sunny.»
«The castle crag of Drachenfels / Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine.»
«A smile cures the wounding of a frown.»
«It is my will; the which if thou respect,Show a fair presence and put off these frowns.»
«What a fine lesson is conveyed to the mind -- to take no note of time but by its benefits, to watch only for the smiles and neglect the frowns of fate, to compose our lives of bright and gentle moments, turning always to the sunny side of things, and letting the rest slip for our imaginations, unheeded or forgotten! How different from the common art of self-tormenting!»