Quotes: fortunate

Quotes 31 till 42 of 42.

  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real ''horror vacuum.''
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    Lewis H. Lapham
    American essayist and editor 1935-
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    The more prosperous and settled a nation, the more readily it tends to think of war as a regrettable accident; to nations less fortunate the chance of war presents itself as a possible bountiful friend.
  • Croesus
    Croesus
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    There is a wheel on the affairs of men revolve and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate.
  • Pierre Corneille
    Pierre Corneille
    French playwright 1606-1684
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    We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
  • Barney Ross
    Barney Ross
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    We were very fortunate that the carriers weren't in the harbor.
  • Carly Fiorina
    Carly Fiorina
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    Well, first, if I am fortunate enough to be elected to the U.S. Senate, it won't be a party that will have elected me. It will be the people of California.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
    Billy Ray Cyrus
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    Well, I've never left my faith - but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God's love and God's forgiveness.
  • Ben E. King
    Ben E. King
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    Yeah. I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess, all around the place.
  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton
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    You don't really get to pick and chose what you would like to be doing. But I've been very fortunate, and I think water seeks its own level. You do gravitate towards things that you would get off on.
  • Bob Cousy
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    You have to remember that coaching wasn't sophisticated back then - you didn't have the camps, clinics and all the technical advances that are available today - so from that standpoint, playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life.
  • You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.