Quotation Explorer - 'Unfortunate'

It is unfortunate that when you want to make some people feel like human beings, they begin to take you as an animal. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I don't have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent.
It is unfortunate that for some, kindness is an unwarranted expenditure, compassion an avoidable weakness, and love an unnecessary gamble. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
The surname of an atheist is compound unfortunate plus being, therefore unfortunate-beings, making all atheists unfortunate beings because human beings are created by God and not products of big bang atoms undergoing evolution. - S. E. Entsua-Mensah
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).
Command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state. - John Stuart Mill
Life is ironic. Some people use their terrible childhood as an excuse of their unfortunate rest of the life… while others create a masterpiece out of their terrible childhood, they create a story loved by the entire world. - Nino Varsimashvili
At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey. - Lemony Snicket
Tea should be as bitter as wormwod and as sharp as a two eged swordKit Snicket (a series of unfortunate events) - Lemony Snicket
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. - W. Somerset Maugham
CONSOLATION, n. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself. - Ambrose Bierce
The unfortunate thing about this word is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
The power of belief of an atheist towards God is proportional to the chances of worse unfortunate events. - Shihab Kazi
World is full of lost lives, full of unfortunate souls ruined in the name of unreasonable religious rules! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A prince ... is only the first servant of the state, who is obliged to act with probity and prudence. ... As the sovereign is properly the head of a family of citizens, the father of his people, he ought on all occasions to be the last refuge of the unfortunate. - Frederick II of Prussia
When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.
It appears that no one is so unfortunate that he or she is exempt from spending cuts, while at the same time no one is so fortunate as to be ineligible for a tax cut - Jonathan Schell
Ask anyone; possibly ninety-five percent of our wishes have come true. The unfortunate part is, we all overlook that, and regret all our lives and torment ourselves for not getting the other five percent. - Love, Life, and Logic
One would think after all the disappointment life offers us unfortunate few we would give up the trifles connected with hope, feeling, belief and optimism in our fellow souls. - Daleen Van Tonder
We are all different. God made us that way. Drawing a line in the sand due to that is indeed unfortunate. - Jill Telford
FELON, n. A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment. - Ambrose Bierce
is dedicated to serves the unfortunate, regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people, helping communities worldwide.Ethical junction making choices easy. - Paul Chehade
The hushing of the criticism of honest opponents is a dangerous thing. It leads some of the best of the critics to unfortunate silence and paralysis of effort, and others to burst into speech so passionately and intemperately as to lose listeners. - W.E.B. Du Bois
AUSTRALIA, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island. - Ambrose Bierce
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
Some people would not have remained with their partners, if the unfortunate things that have happened to them had happened to their partners, or if the fortunate things that have happened to their partners had happened to them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The unfortunate thing is that, sometimes, we slip, but, fortunately, consciously or unconsciously, we learn from our slips all the time, except some people! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If you are too fortunate, you will not know yourself. If you are too unfortunate, nobody will know you. - Thomas Fuller
You don't know what it is to stay a whole day with your head in your hands trying to squeeze your unfortunate brain so as to find a word. - Gustave Flaubert
I've always found that a rather unfortunate quirk in our species. Everyone pants towards orgasm without pausing to realise that its merely a biological trap designed for the purpose of reproduction. What utter nonsense. - Elizabeth George
It strikes me as unfortunate that this approach - affording the same dignity to and investing in the same quality for a poor child as you would for your own - is so often received as provocative. - Jacob Lief
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early. - Anthony Trollope
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