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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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
  • Bob Ney
    Bob Ney
    American politician 1954-
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    Along with you, I have witnessed the unfortunate rise in gasoline prices that has accompanied the summer driving season and the more recent spike in prices due to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Bill James
    Bill James
    American baseball writer, historian, and statistician 1949-
    Bill James
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    Baseball does become slow sometimes. It's totally unnecessary. The - you can play baseball fast. You can play it slow, and for some reason, we have chosen to play it slow, you know, which is unfortunate, but nothing you can do about.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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    Clearly the most unfortunate people are those who must do the same thing over and over again, every minute, or perhaps twenty to the minute. They deserve the shortest hours and the highest pay.
  • Hubert Humphrey
    Hubert Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert Humphrey
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    Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
  • Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward
    American investigative journalist 1943-
    Bob Woodward
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    Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post.
  • Boethius
    Boethius
    Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
    Boethius
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    For in every ill-turn of fortune the most unhappy sort of unfortunate man is the one who has been happy.
    Source: De Consolatione Philosophia  Book 2, prose 4
  • Barry Eichengreen
    Barry Eichengreen
    American economist
    Barry Eichengreen
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    For those unfortunate enough to experience it, long-term unemployment - now, as in the 1930s - is a tragedy. And, for society as a whole, there is the danger that the productive capacity of a significant portion of the labour force will be impaired.
  • Alcee Hastings
    Alcee Hastings
    American politician 1936-
    Alcee Hastings
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    Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
    John F. Kennedy
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    It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
  • Arthur James Balfour
    Arthur James Balfour
    British statesman of the Conservative Party 1848-1930
    Arthur James Balfour
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    It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
  • Barbara Walters
    Barbara Walters
    American journalist and author 1929-
    Barbara Walters
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    It's a fact that it is much more comfortable to be in the position of the person who has been offended than to be the unfortunate cause of it.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
    Branford Marsalis
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    It's something that jazz has gotten away from, and it's unfortunate. Players aren't physical anymore.
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