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  • Since virtue is that power of the individual which intentionally guides him toward a desired end, the power which unintentionally drives him away from the desired end (namely fortuna) must be a contrary power; hence if one is a friend of virtue (redeeming grace as personified in Beatrice), he is no friend of


  • They talked about "fortuna" all the time and never forgot how surprising the world can be.

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  • Romans must recognize the practical affairs, and that empire will be won and kept not by rearranging things according to an ideal, but by working with and through all those things which are called "fortuna".

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  • Fortes fortuna iuvat in The Secrets of Vesuvius means 'Fortune favours the brave'

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  • And maybe someday you will attempt to answer the question of the evolutionary construct of rape and murder but I wont hold my breath. adios y buena fortuna.

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  • As a Christian, Boethius could not suggest that she was an actual goddess, but he plays on this old tradition to talk about lowercase fortuna, “luck” or “chance,” as if it were a “she” and an actual force in the world.

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  • Wonder how that would look with the Latin translation of “Audentes fortuna iuvat”?

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  • O tipo de coisa que custa uma fortuna na farmácia; o tipo de coisa que você pode imprimir em casa, se não se importar com o risco da sua cozinha se encher de corpos grandes e musculosos com cacetetes balançando no ar acertando tudo e todos em seu caminho.

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  • The presence of the virtues in Piero's diptych, in which Federico is accompanied by the cardinal virtues while Battista Sforza is attended by the theological virtues, reflects a figural tradition in which virtù and fortuna are represented at times as allies and at others as adversaries.

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  • In counterpoint to human frailties and unpredictable fortuna, harmony provided an ethical matrix for contemplation and worldly action.

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