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FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.


Ambrose Bierce

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Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.
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Fortune favors the brave.
VIRGIL
Fortune favors the audacious
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS
Fortune favors the brave.
TERENCE
Fortune, that favors fools
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Fortune favors the audacious.
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Fortune favors the nonchalant.
MARTY RUBIN
Fortune favors the bold.
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Fortune, that favors fools.
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Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
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Fortune favors the prepared mind.
LOUIS PASTEUR
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
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Truth is no road to fortune
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all other things in the world
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No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
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Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid.
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Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the bold.
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Fortune favors the brave. [Lat., Fortes fortuna adjuvat.]
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Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid.
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Fortune favors the brave. [Lat., Fors juvat audentes.]
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The truth brings no man a fortune
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
I cannot love a man who cannot protect me.
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Being friendless is more viable than having friends of skeptical personalities,
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Maxims of Ptahhotep spoke a lot of sense; 'Do not be arrogant because of your knowledge, but confer ...
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Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.
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Common sense is no match for the voice of God.
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Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth -- the true poet is very near the oracle.
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Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth--the true poet is very near the oracle.
EDWIN HUBBEL CHAPIN
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
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We are afraid that our freedoms and liberties will be infringed in the future.
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There has to be a certain amount of common sense. As we know, common sense isn't that common.
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A person who has intelligence understands that the knowledge can only be acquired, not common sense ...
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One thing I know to be true: Common sense is no longer common!
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One thing I know to be true: Common sense is no longer common!
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In a world of words, anything is possible...
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How should I know?" said Alice, surprised at her own courage. "It's no business of mine."
The Q...
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Pieces of me, I'm giving to you. In the words that I say and the things that I do.
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Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good.
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Jazz can be so serious, no sense of humor.
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Suicide is an option for the unwise,but for the wise suicide has got no room to be given an option.
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Suicide is never the solution to life's problems but hope.
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If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
AUSONIUS
If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
AUSONIUS AUSONIUS
When BEE in life not desirable , how can FREEBIES be.
ANUJ SOMANY
When the mind is filled with positivity the thoughts of suicide becomes virtually non existing.
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There's no mystique to acting. It's only common sense - and a bit of courage.
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Fortune favors the bold, history tells us. Therefore, it behooves us to be as bold as possible.
ERIKA JOHANSEN
We are puzzle pieces, bragging about being puzzle pieces, rather than being the picture.
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No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
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I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.
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No public character has ever stood the revelation of private utterance and correspondence
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You want to talk about a matter of inches. No one was more distraught than Ambrose after that game.
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Common sense is not so common.
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I always thought that common sense would prevail. But on a game show, there is no common sense.
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All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
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Error is none the better for being common, nor truth the worse for having lain neglected
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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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There is no school of philosophy that approaches ordinary common sense.
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to show common sense and restraint and not to allow further escalation of the conflict.
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EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state.
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ROBBER, n. A candid man of affairs. It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling c...
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Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
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LUNARIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon, as distinguished from Lunatic, one whom the moon inhabits. T...
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WINE, n. Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum."...
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QUORUM, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own...
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Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property su...
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ARRAYED, pp. Drawn up and given an orderly disposition, as a rioter hanged to a lamppost.
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PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
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Pitted against hard drinking Christians the abstemious Mahometans go down like grass before the scyt...
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Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
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Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
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UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.
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From the vast, invisible ocean of moonlight overhead fell, here and here, a slender, broken stream t...
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He who thinks with difficulty believes with alacrity.
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You don't have to be stupid to be a Christian, ... but it probably helps.
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Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pi...
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Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
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They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.
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Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.
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Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.
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PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.
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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
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An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
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Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
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Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is give...
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Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscien...
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The covers of this book are too far apart.
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The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
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Censor, n. An officer of certain governments, employed to supress the works of genius. Among the Rom...
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Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his o...
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Woman absent is woman dead.
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DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
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Calamities are of two kinds. Misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the So...
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Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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