Quotes: fortunate

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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire is most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.
  • Charles Dudley Warner
    Charles Dudley Warner
    American writer 1829-1900
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    It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries.
  • Solon
    Solon
    Greek statesman 636?-558? B.C.
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    No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
    John Kenneth Galbraith
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    People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
  • Pliny the Elder
    Pliny the Elder
    Roman author, naturalist and natural 23-79AD
    Pliny the Elder
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    Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
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