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She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw
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An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. - Robert Louis Stevenson
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Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. - William James
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The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. - Epicurus
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When the solution is simple, God is answering. - Albert Einstein
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Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay. - Aldous Huxley
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What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class. - Alexis de Tocqueville
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These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig. - Alfred Hitchcock
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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. - Ambrose Bierce
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Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. - Ambrose Bierce
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The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune. - Amelia Earhart
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My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Every happiness is a hostage to fortune. - Arthur Helps
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Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune. - Arthur Schopenhauer
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Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started. - Ayn Rand
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Diligence is the mother of good fortune. - Benjamin Disraeli
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Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit. - Benjamin Disraeli
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The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity. - Benjamin Disraeli
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He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. - Benjamin Franklin
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Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day. - Benjamin Franklin
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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. - Bertrand Russell
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You're born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there's a loophole. - Billy Graham
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Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools. - Blaise Pascal
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A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. - Bodhidharma
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If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past. - Bodhidharma
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He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. - Buddha
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To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. - Buddha
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You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings. - Catherine the Great
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Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. - Chanakya
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Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. - Charles Dickens
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We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art. - Charlie Sheen
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I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses. - Christopher Columbus
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Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. - Coco Chanel
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Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists. - Dan Quayle
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If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don't let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else's advertising. - David Ogilvy
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A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. - Denis Waitley
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Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned. - Emily Dickinson
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To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete. - Epictetus
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Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life. - Epicurus
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Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter. - Francis Bacon
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Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. - Francis Bacon
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He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. - Francis Bacon
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The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied. - Francis Bacon
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The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. - Francis Bacon
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Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. - Francis Bacon
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Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear. - Frank Sinatra
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It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza. - Franz Kafka
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As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound. - Harold MacMillan
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Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. - Helen Keller
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