The Maxims of Father A.C. Fabian, O.P.

Father A.C. Fabian, O.P

Professor of Philosophy

Saint Maryís University of Minnesota


It is a good thing for an educated man to read books of quotations.†

- Winston Churchill, 1874-1965†


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 Youíre up a creek without a logical paddle!

 Say what you mean and mean what you say.

 Donít sell yourself short.

 If the shoe fits, wear it.

 Halftime heroes; end of the game zeroes.

 The game is not over till its over.

 As long as there is life, there is hope.

 You donít need Fabianís filing system; you just have to have a system.

 You have short cuts and long routes.

 Copi is one of the greatest logicians around; I think heís dead now.

 Thatís a hard test to take.

 Cool it!† Letís discuss it.

 Youíll have to make people cry today so they donít have to cry tomorrow.

 Donít let emotions run your life.

 No one?† Youíre going to make me cry.

 Iíll stop thereómy titanium valve canít take it.

 Pick up your baggage!† I am going to charge you rent!

 Hereís your baggage; pick it up...NOW!

 ...And weíre off!

 You canít force a free will.

 Maintain simplicity in the midst of multiplicity.

 We humans: homo sapiens; sometimes homo stupidos.

 You better believe it!

 This is the jet age; the propeller job isnít going to get you far.

 Forgetting is partial remembering.

 When I read your tests, sometimes I think you are all in a creative writing class.

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Good, better, best, never let it rest until the good becomes better and the better becomes best.† Why?† Because the human heart and the human mind were made for the best and will never truly be at rest until they get the best.† So hitch your wagon to a star and aim high!†