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Fortune Quotes

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Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

Fortune favors the audacious.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable,
for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
- Jonathan Swift

I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars,
and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect
the way they treat other people,
and I think it's ugly.
- Siobhan Fahey

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

Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money.
- John Fahey

From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be
formed with what success,
should Fortune afford an opportunity,
I am likely to treat matters of greater importance.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

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

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune;
for they are impediments to great enterprises,
either of virtue or mischief.
- Francis Bacon

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes
more often than our fortune.
- Thomas Carlyle

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune.
A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that,
but they are broke.
- Mike Tyson

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

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names
of the one and selfsame God.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fortune befriends the bold.
- Emily Dickinson

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events,
because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
- John Dryden

I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune
out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'.
- Arthur Baker

Here is the rule to remember in the future,
When anything tempts you to be bitter:
not,
"This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune."
- Marcus Aurelius

Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
- Torquato Tasso

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

I beg my Children to be just and virtuous,
never to disgrace my name or theirs,
and then they are out of fortune's power.
- Thomas Willis

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

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly
lucrative investment for those with a talent for making
money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything.
A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top,
and without that element of luck, you've no chance.
- John Barrow

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury,
that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
- Jean de La Fontaine

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune,
when you will gain a tear from those who listen,
this is worth the trouble.
- Aeschylus

No man is poor who does not think himself so.
But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more,
he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
- Jeremy Taylor

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

The songs certainly have not made my fortune,
but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in.
- Sydney Carter

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

Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware.
Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for
the desert that surrounds it.
- Rachel Field

Some of the characters in the story had a fortune in fantasy lives.
- R. Z. Sheppard

Fortune is like the market, where, many times,
if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
- Francis Bacon

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere.
Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them.
In some form or other, we pay for her favors;
or we go empty away.
- Amelia Barr

If I wasn't an actress I would run a fortune 500 company.
- Sela Ward

Cast away care, he that loves sorrow Lengthens not a day,
nor can buy tomorrow; Money is trash,
and he that will spend it, Let him drink merrily,
fortune will send it.
- Thomas Dekker

Henceforth I ask not good fortune.
I myself am good fortune.
- Walt Whitman

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune,
but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
- Thomas Carlyle

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves,
and good fortune to others.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
he had not the method of making a fortune.
- Thomas Gray

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Labor is the fabled magician's wand,
the philosophers stone,
and the cap of good fortune.
- James Weldon Johnson

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

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth,
and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
- Rufus Choate

Which reminds me of a fortune cookie:
you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it.
- Hector Elizondo

I'm one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day.
I've had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific
people who have hired me.
- Rob Paulsen

I don't want to get married, and I don't want to work after I'm 30,
so I must manage my fortune somehow in the next seven years.
- Anna Held

If a man's fortune does not fit him,
it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up,
if too small it pinches him.
- Horace

Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
- Marilyn French

Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

I made a small fortune.
I made a lot of money and I made a lot of other people wealthy.
- Jim Cramer

When Fortune smiles, I smile to think how quickly she will frown.
- Robert Southwell

I had no ambition to make a fortune.
Mere money-making has never been my goal,
I had an ambition to build.
- Eden Phillpotts


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