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Quote Left The opportunity I had at Sandwich would have changed my life if I'd played well enough. It was an unfortunate thing but you abide by the rules. Quote Right
Quote Left Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of woman's sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initiated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into nature's heart of Darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way. Quote Right
Quote Left It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. Quote Right
Quote Left The first who attracts the eye, the first in enlightenment, in power and in happiness, is the white man, the European, man par excellence; below him appear the Negro and the Indian. These two unfortunate races have neither birth, nor face, nor language, nor mores in common; only their misfortunes look alike. Both occupy an equally inferior position in the country that they inhabit; both experience the effects of tyranny; and if their miseries are different, they can accuse the same author for them. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Rereading this novel today, replaying the moves of its plot, I feel rather like Anderssen fondly recalling his sacrifice of both Rooks to the unfortunate and noble Kieseritsky Quote Right
Quote Left The Legend of 'Kilroy was here' was started inadvertently by a shipyard inspector during WWII named James J. Kilroy , who used the logo to indicate his inspection of riveting in the newly constructed troop ships was complete. To the unfortunate troops outbound in those ships, however, he was a complete mystery ... all they knew for sure was that he had 'been there first'. As a joke, they began placing the graffiti wherever they (the US forces) landed, claiming it was already there when they arrived. Quote Right
Quote Left You cannot go around and keep score. If you keep score on the good things and the bad things, you'll find out that you're a very miserable person. God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have. Because if you remember everything that's happened to you, you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate. Quote Right
Quote Left Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early. Quote Right
Quote Left Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship. Quote Right
Quote Left Next to reasoning, the greatest handicap to the optimum development of Man lies in the fact that this planet is just barely habitable. Its minimum temperatures are too low, and its maximum temperatures too high. Its day is not long enough, and its night is too long. The disposition of its water and earth is distinctly unfortunate (the existence of the Mediterranean Sea in the place where we find it is perhaps the unhappiest accident in the whole firmament). These factors encourage depression, fear, war, and lack of vitality. They describe a planet, which is by no means perfectly devised for the nurturing or for the perpetuation of a higher intelligence. Quote Right
Quote Left It is only by enlarging the scope of one's tastes and one's fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that that unfortunate individual called man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses . . . Quote Right
Quote Left The reasons for legal intervention in favour of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves and victims of the most brutal part of mankind - the animals. Quote Right
Quote Left Reverence is the highest quality of man's nature; and that individual, or nation, which has it slightly developed, is so far unfortunate. It is a strong spiritual instinct, and seeks to form channels for itself where none exists; thus Americans, in the dearth of other objects to worship, fall to worshiping themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that 'Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,--being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.' Quote Right
Quote Left One of the unfortunate, maybe inevitable, side effects of that is that we're probably going to see a rise in violence as NATO spreads into this area in an even more dense fashion. Quote Right
Quote Left The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged. Quote Right
Quote Left They are both valiant young men who served enthusiastically. They're bold missionaries, diligent, just trying their best to serve to the best of their ability. It's just so unfortunate that something like this could happen. Quote Right
Quote Left What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life. Quote Right
Quote Left It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. Quote Right
Quote Left Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men. Quote Right
Quote Left It seems very unfortunate that in order to secure political preference, people are made Vice President who are never intended, neither by party nor by the Lord, to be Presidents. Quote Right
Quote Left I share the ambassador's hope, ... But I don't expect to see it in my lifetime. I don' think we'll go back to Sept. 10. I think the world changed in an irrevocable way; it's unfortunate but that's what we live with. Quote Right
Quote Left Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds). Quote Right
Quote Left At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad and what may seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the very first steps of a journey. Quote Right
Quote Left When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account. Quote Right
Quote Left It is depressing to hear the unfortunate or dying man jest. Quote Right
Quote Left Uneducated people are unfortunate in that they do grasp complex issues, educated people, on the other hand, often do not understand simplicity... Quote Right
Quote Left The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. Quote Right
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Quote Left Unfortunately Politics deeply involved in all religions of the world. Quote Right
Quote Left An entity may desire to do whatever he wants, unfortunately, we are entities not entity. Quote Right
Quote Left No matter how unfortunate the situation we are in, we always want to come off as a person with dignity and reveal as little as possible about our personal struggle because people will absolutely take advantage of someone who is already at a disadvantage. In this world to get ahead we have to bluff. Quote Right
Quote Left I have often been told that I remind people of one of the three "Wit" brothers. Unfortunately, they can never tell me which one - "Half"... "Dim" ... or "Nit". Quote Right
Quote Left They didn't understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so. Lemony Snicket Quote Right
Quote Left I don't have a problem giving money or tax dollars to people who find themselves in certain sudden, and unfortunate situations. However, I do have a problem giving money to people who perpetually find themselves in bad situations. It is better to give that person knowledge, than money. Quote Right
Quote Left Old age is a state of mind. Unfortunately my body disagrees. Quote Right
Quote Left The five most coveted things one wants to possess are elixir, ambrosia, panacea, nectar and philosopher's stone. Unfortunately nobody invented them. Quote Right
Quote Left There are people that don't deserve what they have, and others that deserve what they don't have. Unfortunately, in a rich man's war, a poor man's blood is spilt. Quote Right