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I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
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Mae West Quotes

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The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.
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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Habit is thus the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.
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William James Quotes

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Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the crimes, follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women.
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Lemony Snicket Quotes

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The misfortunes of mankind are of varied plumage.
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Aeschylus Quotes

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Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
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William James Quotes

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Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies.
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Edward Abbey Quotes

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
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Honore de Balzac Quotes

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One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.
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Louis Kronenberger Quotes

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Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
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William Shakespeare Quotes

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Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
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Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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It is better to be bold than too circumspect, because fortune is of a sex which likes not a tardy wooer and repulses all who are not ardent.
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Machiavelli Quotes

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Once we begin to want, we fall under the jurisdiction of the Devil. It is a great force, and a great fortune, to be able to live without any ambition whatever. I aspire to it, but the very fact of so aspiring still participates in ambition.
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Emile M. Cioran Quotes

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No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
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Plutarch Quotes

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Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue.
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Joseph Addison Quotes

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If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
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Luther H. Hodges Quotes

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There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
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Thomas W. Higginson Quotes

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Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
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Sallust Quotes

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