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If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

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If one does not know to which port one is sailing,
no wind is favorable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable,
nor ever was success so complete.
- James Monroe

 

I have suggested that scientific progress requires a favorable environment.
- Ernest Lawrence

Message to Obama: Fighting the Clinton machine won't
be as easy as picking up favorable press clips.
- Rich Lowry

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between
two people who get the most of what they can expect,
considering their value on the personality market.
- Erich Fromm

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Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure,
but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions
so that they are most favorable to you.
- William Frederick Book

He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they
are not so well governed as they ought to be shall
never want attentive and favorable hearers.
- Richard Hooker

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to
the reception of erotic emotion.
Art is the accomplice of love.
Take love away and there is no longer art.
- Remy de Gourmont

Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
- W. C. Fields

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment.
He creates favorable conditions.
His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.
- Orison Swett Marden

If Hitler invaded hell
I would make at least a favorable reference
to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

Darwin based his theory on generalizations that were strictly empirical.
You can go out and see that organisms do vary,
that variations are inherited, and that every organism
is capable of increasing its numbers in sufficiently favorable circumstances.
- George C. Williams

You do not export democracy through the Defense Department
or the Defense Secretary.
You do it through trade agreements, through the Department
of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends
and neighbors across the globe.
- Stephen F. Lynch

The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania,
was chosen agent to the Court of Britain,
and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself
and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure
a favorable reception to this last address.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing
peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling
favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of
reaching the springs of human action and of dealing
with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.
- Elihu Root

The deaf community is in a favorable position because
they have a national theatre and training groups of
their own to get them started.
Deaf actors have often acquired very valuable skills
and experience before they get their break.
- Richard Masur

Not only may she unconsciously register a favorable
impression with my associates and me,
but she may also suggest something by her work that
will lead to some new and novel feature in a forthcoming production.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required.
First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there.
These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible,
so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
- Richard Leakey

Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings.
What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive -
for that is common -
but being missed when you leave.
- Baltasar Gracian

Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our
prospects look favorable,
but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold
medal count as in previous Olympics.
But I am not coaching.
- Mark Spitz

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners;
it is favorable to fortune,
reputation, influence, and usefulness;
a little attention and energy will form the habit,
so as to make it easy and delightful.
- Charles Simmons

From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country
bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of
lands on conditions very favorable to the United States,
and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves.
- James Monroe

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to
truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him
the foolishness they concealed,
and which no one perceived before.
- Jean de la Bruyere

All good fortune is a gift of the gods,
and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good,
but by being bold.
- Anita Brookner

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor.
Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
- Jane Austen

I have never pressurized a producer to do me any favor.
- Kabir Bedi

Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God.
- Harold Warner

You have one big mythology in your favor:
Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable.
But I know you are jerks.
- Fernando Flores

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything.
I am strongly in favor of common sense,
common honesty, and common decency.
This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
- H. L. Mencken

I have also testified repeatedly and published some
articles in favor of Small Science.
- Philip Warren Anderson

Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
- Ron Chernow

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually
not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
- Max Eastman

I'm very much in favor of focused responsibility,
and so in the main areas that I'm worried about,
I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area.
- Warren Christopher

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

I'm in favor of immigration but we also need rules.
- Gary Ackerman

I am in favor of stem-cell research.
I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.
- Mitt Romney

A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he
could do a great favor for widows and orphans,
could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people.
- Islom Karimov

If even dying is to be made a social function,
then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe
without disturbing the party.
- Dag Hammarskjold

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in
favor of peace and order.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Of course.
I favor passive investing for most investors,
because markets are amazingly successful devices for
incorporating information into stock prices.
- Merton Miller

It's really changed me.
For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts.
- Ken Jennings

I do favor guest workers, H1B visas and student visas.
- Jim Kolbe

So my attorneys brought litigation in the U.S.
federal courts.
The judge ruled in our favor.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great
space of human change and progress some general human
purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you still want to kill him, do me a favor and take him outside.
Those are new sheets.
- Blake Edwards

All new states are invested, more or less,
by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always
in favor of rash and extreme measures,
but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
- Sam Houston

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes
will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes
a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
- James Madison

But that was war.
Just about all he could find in its favor was that
it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious
influence of their parents.
- Joseph Heller

Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me
and I do not have to answer back.
- Charles de Gaulle

I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution
and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times.
- Julius Rosenberg

Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.
- Titus Livius

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers.
When you have a strong middle class,
they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
- James Sinegal

As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular,
anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.
- Elizabeth Janeway

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
- Publilius Syrus

Depend upon yourself.
Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it.
You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body -
by judicious,
daily exercise.
To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.
- Grantland Rice

Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it
when it is one no longer.
- Charles de Secondat

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- William Ralph Inge

There's something to be said in favor of working in
isolation in the real world.
- A. R. Ammons

When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it,
you confer a favor on all.
- Publilius Syrus


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