Quotes: fortunate

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  • Carl Lewis
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    'm so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
  • 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.
  • Bryan Burrough
    Bryan Burrough
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    American writers, at least those of us who are fortunate enough to support ourselves in the field, are by and large a lucky lot.
  • Birch Bayh
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    And Title IX coming along there. I don't think Evan would have done any different than I did. I was fortunate to be there at a time when that was right.
  • At Sir-Tech I went through the ranks, almost like an apprenticeship. I was very fortunate. The industry was smaller then, and I was able to work alongside some amazing game designers.
  • Bryan Cogman
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    Coming out of Juilliard, I had a big head, and a lot of people wouldn't want to be an assistant. But I am so fortunate, and I've learned a ton.
  • 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.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.
    Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  • 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.
  • I'm fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very happily married and to have, on the whole, a fairly clear conscience.
  • Barbara Windsor
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    I've been incredibly lucky. I've worked in two iconic shows, 'Carry On' and 'EastEnders.' If it all ended tomorrow - and it could - I'd just be terribly grateful. I've been fortunate enough to do what I love and get paid for it.
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