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Fortune Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Fortune

Please enjoy these Fortune Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

 

Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
- Laurence J. Peter

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
You are the architect and builder of your own life,
fortune, destiny.
- Alfred A. Montapert

It is we that are blind, not fortune.
- Thomas Browne

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively,
he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind,
yet she is not invisible.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
- Euripides

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 had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee.
Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
- Leonard Maltin

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes,
and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
- Bodhidharma

Action makes more fortune than caution.
- Charlotte Whitton

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

It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune;
to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
- Titus Livius

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

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the
office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
- Ulysses S. Grant

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

My whole life was foretold to me.
An old Romany gypsy read my fortune.
- Maureen O'Hara

The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side,
may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
- Herodotus

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards.
Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
- Francis Quarles

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange
has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
- John Mortimer

From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
- Tecumseh

Fortune has something of the nature of a woman.
If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
- Charles V

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

If fortune favors you do not be elated;
if she frowns do not despond.
- Ausonius

There's not a fortune to be made doing voiceover work
unless you're one of the main voices on The Simpsons.
See, there's The Simpsons, and then there's everything else.
- Patrick Warburton

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

A man willing to work, and unable to find work,
is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth,
fortune, the law, or other people restraining them
from acting according to their will.
- Euripides

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

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning,
so they must also find an end.
Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
- Sallust

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

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

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire.
It was given to us to learn at the outset that life
is a profound and passionate thing.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Fortune sides with him who dares.
- Virgil

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

The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
- Titus Livius

Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
- Sophocles

Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
- Herman Melville

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

All travel has its advantages.
If the passenger visits better countries,
he may learn to improve his own.
And if fortune carries him to worse,
he may learn to enjoy it.
- Samuel Johnson

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

We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to
secure the respect and attention of people who would
otherwise look straight through us.
- Alain de Botton

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

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise,
has made them lucky.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

I never admire another's fortune so much that I became
dissatisfied with my own.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
- Lew Wallace

Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
- Raymond Queneau

My face has always been my fortune anyway,
not my body.
- Claire Bloom

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

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

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

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act,
and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
- Francis Quarles


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