„Come, then, affliction, if my Father wills, and be my frowning friend. A friend that frowns is better than a smiling enemy.“
— George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
No. 35, "Light Shining out of Darkness".
— Robert Southwell English Jesuit 1561 - 1595
Line 63; p. 59.
— Hartley Coleridge British poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher 1796 - 1849
"Song. She is not fair"
„Don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt?
Sweet Alice, whose hair was so brown;
Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile,
And trembled with fear at your frown!“
— Thomas Dunn English American state and federal politician 1819 - 1902
Ben Bolt, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Almost every organization... exhibits two faces — a smiling face which it turns toward its members and a frowning face which it turns to the world outside.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
p. 10 as cited in: Joseph T. Mahoney & Anne S. Huff (1993) Toward a New Social Contract. Theory in Organization Science https://ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/30105/towardnewsocialc93136maho.pdf?sequence=2 Faculty paper, University of Illinois at Urbana
„Samuel smiled at me. "Freedom and fairness are very important to you, aren't they?"
I nodded, and frowned. "They're important to everybody."
He laughed. "Oh, no, Anita, you would be amazed at the number of people who try to give away their freedom at every opportunity. They much prefer that someone else make their decisions."“
— Laurell K. Hamilton Novelist 1963
Chapter 17, p. 151
„You said their prayer - is this the religion you believe in, then?"
"I believe in them all."
Vin frowned. "None of them contradict each other?"
Sazed smiled. "Oh, often and frequently they do. But, I respect the truths behind them all.“
— Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire
„I just have one of those faces. People come up to me and say, "What's wrong?" Nothing. "Well, it takes more energy to frown than it does to smile." Yeah, you know it takes more energy to point that out than it does to leave me alone?“
— Bill Hicks American comedian 1961 - 1994