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Vincent Voiture Quotes and Sayings

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Fortune is a great deceiver.
She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.
- Vincent Voiture

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

 

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn

You leave home to seek your fortune and,
when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
- Anita Baker

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
- John Ray

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.
- Edward Koch

I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me,
and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power
to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
- Giacomo Casanova

Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.
- Eric Butterworth

At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune,
I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the
indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
- Gabriela Mistral

It's sometimes unnerving to think of that,
and I wish it were possible for all children in the
world to have the good fortune I've had in having a
giving and loving family.
- James MacArthur

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it.
We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
- William Hazlitt

Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her
favors by the shortness of their duration.
She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
- Baltasar Gracian

Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter,
the more easily broken.
- Publilius Syrus

Fortune favors the audacious.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Fortune favors the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's
idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
- David Antin

If we should be blessed by some great reward,
such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past.
- Bodhidharma

The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds,
and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
- William Penn

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The more we take the less we become,
the fortune of one man means less for some.
- Sarah McLachlan

The greatest good fortune of my return to Cambridge in 1946 was that there,
in the spring, I met Elizabeth Fay Ringo.
We were married a few months later.
- James Tobin

It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning
myself at this day with what appears at first sight
and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
- Arthur E. Waite

Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point
is therefore the most perilous.
- Maria Edgeworth

Fortune favors the brave.
- Terence

Fortune sides with him who dares.
- Virgil

My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who
should entertain an idea of committing suicide,
and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Fortune is either with you or it's not.
- Tom Araya

Dread lord and cousin, may the almighty preserve your
reverence and lordship in long life and good fortune.
- Owen Glendower

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

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
- Emily Dickinson

It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one.
Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
- Petrarch

The day of fortune is like a harvest day,
We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
- Torquato Tasso

The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better,
faster or more economically has his future and his
fortune at his fingertips.
- J. Paul Getty

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand
the violence of her onslaughts.
- Titus Livius

Many have been ruined by their fortunes,
and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune.
To obtain it the great have become little,
and the little great.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

I've had ample contact with lawyers,
and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.
- Wilson Mizner

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

I have always believed, and I still believe,
that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way
we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
- Hermann Hesse

The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
- Francis Bacon

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need,
and will often accomplish that which,
their opposites, with a fortune at hand,
will fail to do.
- Clara Barton

I believe in censorship.
I made a fortune out of it.
- Mae West

I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere.
- David Friedman

A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
- Thomas Fuller

The world is apt to judge of everything by the success;
and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
- William Dampier

Action makes more fortune than caution.
- Charlotte Whitton

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men,
and to console undistinguished people for their want
of fortune and their lack of merit.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
- Ben Jonson

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power.
It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends;
that's the good stuff in life.
- Drew Barrymore

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
- Horace

Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man
who fares well and the one who fares badly;
and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
- Sophocles

Noble bold is an accident of fortune;
noble actions characterize the great.
- Carlo Goldoni

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
- Anatole France

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth,
the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
- Ayn Rand

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides
for them better than by giving them fortune.
- Richard Whately

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
- Honore de Balzac

It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut
the training and go straight to fame and fortune,
and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
- Lesley Garrett

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
- Adolf Hitler

No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate,
there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.
- Patty Duke

A woman must make her fortune before she is 30;
or work after she is 30; or get married.
- Anna Held

These are hallowed moments, when every American has
reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that
it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn.
- Nelson A. Miles


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