Fortunate Quotes

Quotes tagged as "fortunate" (showing 1-30 of 30)
“The world is a show and the show is a performance of the wealthy, the beautiful and the fortunate. The invulnerable, the matchless and the exclusive live a life like dazzling fish in a scintillating seascape behind glass. Everybody may admire them, but nobody can touch them. ( “Keeping up with the Joneses” )”
Erik Pevernagie

Rebecca Rupp
“Keep all your promises, don't take what doesn't belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, and you'll do well in the world.”
Rebecca Rupp, The Dragon of Lonely Island

Criss Jami
“It always seems as though the definition of love will remain debatable by an opinionated world.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Criss Jami
“I only seem negative to the fortunate. That's because I show the less fortunate that they aren't less fortunate after all.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Vera Nazarian
“Luck is not as random as you think.

Before that lottery ticket won the jackpot, someone had to buy it.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of the best things that have ever happened to us wouldn’t have happened to us, if it weren’t for some of the worst things that have ever happened to us.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Haruki Murakami
“Being tough isn’t in and of itself a bad thing. Looking back on it, though, I can see I was too used to being strong, and never tried to understand those who were weak. I was too used to being fortunate, and didn’t try to understand those less fortunate. Too used to being healthy, and didn’t try to understand the pain of those who weren’t. Whenever I saw a person in trouble, somebody paralyzed by events, I decided it was entirely his fault––he just wasn’t trying hard enough. People who complained were just plain lazy. My outlook on life was unshakable, and practical, but lacked any human warmth. And not a single person around me pointed this out.’” - Miu”
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

“People who believe they have bad luck create bad luck. Those who believe they are very fortunate, that the world is a generous place filled with trustworthy people, live in exactly that kind of world.”
Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

Kamand Kojouri
“I was so blessed.
The first person
I gave my heart to
was an angel
who plucked the feathers
off his wings
and built a nest for it.”
Kamand Kojouri

Criss Jami
“Many of us fight for and boast our freedom of what is ultimately the ability to prove ourselves to other people. It is unfortunate that only a few of us are so free in our joy, we no longer feel the need to prove ourselves to anyone.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“The unteachable man is sentenced to being taught only by experience. The tragedy is he reaches nothing further than his own pain.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“In friendships I had been most fortunate
Yet never saw I one whom I would call
More willingly my friend”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems

Ana Claudia Antunes
“It's all a series of serendipities
with no beginnings and no ends.
Such infinitesimal possibilities
Through which love transcends.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Mark Manson
“You too are going to die, and that's because you too were fortunate enough to have lived. You may not feel this. But go stand on a cliff sometime, and maybe you will.”
mark manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Kamand Kojouri
“I cannot imagine how much I must’ve suffered in my previous lives to be fortunate enough to have parents like you in this life.”
Kamand Kojouri

James A. Murphy
“Thoughts turn to other's just a little more this time of year. Days grow shorter and memories grow longer. Families and friends gather in celebration or hope. Giving is a reflection of our love and caring for each other and those less fortunate. May your thoughts turn to gratitude this holiday season and carry on throughout the next year…”
James A. Murphy, The Waves of Life Quotes and Daily Meditations

Pat Conroy
“If any writer in this country has collected as fine and passionate a group of readers as I have, they’re fortunate and lucky beyond anyone’s imagination. It remains a shock to me that I’ve had a successful writing career. Not someone like me; Lord, there were too many forces working against me, too many dark currents pushing against me, but it somehow worked. Though I wish I’d written a lot more, been bolder with my talent, more forgiving of my weaknesses, I’ve managed to draw a magic audience into my circle. They come to my signings to tell me stories, their stories. The ones that have hurt them and made their nights long and their lives harder.”
Pat Conroy, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

Jeffrey Eugenides
“Listening to Leonard, Madeleine felt impoverished by her happy childhood. She never wondered why she acted the way she did, or what effect her parents had had on her personality. Being fortunate had dulled her powers of observation.”
Jeffrey Eugenides

“In India, we have a saying: 'Always look down, never look up," he said. "When you are trying to determine where you stand in life, don't look upward at the rich people, the people with everything. Look downward at the people who have nothing, those begging on the street, those living in the slums. There's no end to looking up and feeling badly. And if you try to spit upward it only falls down upon your own face. Only by looking down do you understand your dharma.”
Alison Singh Gee, Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home

Chris Matakas
“Life is so unlikely, so rare and beautiful an opportunity it is to live, we must be on constant guard to ensure that our actions are worthy of the life it takes to perform them.”
Chris Matakas, My Mastery: Continued Education Through Jiu Jitsu

Steven Magee
“I consider myself fortunate that I spent three years working at 7,775 feet before spending five years working at 13,796 feet on the summit of Mauna Kea. I can only wonder how much more severe my long term very high altitude sickness could have been without the initial adaptation to the lower altitude.”
Steven Magee

“Consider a situation where we refuse to pay attention to the less fortunate people in our neighbourhoods. If every single person in the elite of our society will take care of at least one child, most of the street kids would be taken care of. Yet, we act as if it is none of our business.”
Sunday Adelaja

Chris Matakas
“We are so surrounded with this fortune that we tend to forget that though subjectively in abundance, objectively this is a rarity.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

R.J.  Lawrence
“It's bad luck not to believe in luck.”
R.J. Lawrence, The Xactilias Project

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“People comment today that we shouldn't focus on money so much but rather think of our fellow people who are less fortunate. So much baloney.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

“Fortunate are those who are loved back
Even fortunate those whose love is cul”
Zubair Ahsan

Noob Loop
“Fortunately and unfortunately, I have found out the importance of self-control and learned it the hard way.”
Noob Loop, My Mistake: Pregnant by My Student as Told by Axel Knox

“Some have the fortune to wake up from a nightmare (...) Others live in a constant nightmare.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“Some have the fortune to wake up from a nightmare (...) Others live in a constant daymare.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Victor Hugo
“Thoughtful minds make but little use of the phrase: the fortunate and the unfortunate. In this world, evidently the vestibule of another, there are no fortunate.

The real human division is this: the luminous and the shady. To diminish the number of the shady, to augment the number of the luminous — that is the object. That is why we cry: Education! science! To teach reading, means to light the fire; every syllable spelled out sparkles.

However, he who says light does not, necessarily, say joy. People suffer in the light; excess burns. The flame is the enemy of the wing. To burn without ceasing to fly — therein lies the marvel of genius.

When you shall have learned to know, and to love, you will still suffer. The day is born in tears. The luminous weep, if only over those in darkness”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables