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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
British author 1859-19300
It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.Source: The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (1908)
Charles Dudley Warner
American writer 1829-19000
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
French writer 1645-16960
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.
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)
English moviedirector 1899-19800
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.
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.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
Man loves malice, but not against one-eyed men nor the unfortunate, but against the fortunate and proud.Source: Pensees (1669)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.
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
French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-18140
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.
Greek statesman 636?-558? B.C.0
No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
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.
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
American economist 1908-20060
People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
Pliny the Elder
Roman author, naturalist and natural 23-79AD0
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.