Quotes: fortunate

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  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.
    Source: The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (1908)
  • 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.
  • Louis Bernieres
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    Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Man loves malice, but not against one-eyed men nor the unfortunate, but against the fortunate and proud.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • 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.
  • Bob Barker
    Bob Barker
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    Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay.
  • 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.
  • Arthur Godfrey
    Arthur Godfrey
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    Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage.
  • Bill Flores
    Bill Flores
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    Our family is fortunate to have a well-documented history in a book titled 'The Flores Family - 1725 to 1963' by James F. Padgett.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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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
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    Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.