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English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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.
Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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.
American politician 1954-
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.
American baseball writer, historian, and statistician 1949-
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
American economist 1908-2006
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.
American politician 1911-1978
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
American investigative journalist 1943-
Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post.
Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
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
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.
American politician 1936-
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
American politician 1917-1963
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
Arthur James Balfour
British statesman of the Conservative Party 1848-1930
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
American journalist and author 1929-
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.
American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
It's something that jazz has gotten away from, and it's unfortunate. Players aren't physical anymore.
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