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Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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


I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
~By Birch Bayh ~


It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
~By Thucydides ~


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


I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said 'Success is primarily luck anyway.' And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant - so who am I to argue with him!
~By George Kennedy ~


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


All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


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


Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
~By Voltaire ~


Fortune favors the audacious.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


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


We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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


History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
~By Voltaire ~


There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


Then all the foreigners started coming over. I don't mind that but a lot of teams are laying out fortunes for ordinary players and that's no good for our youngsters coming through.
~By Paul Gascoigne ~


Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


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


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


When Elvis was performing, you just tried to figure out a way to get there. I think he set all the records and anyone that has ever had the good fortune to see him, you know what it's like to try to get in to see Elvis. It was impossible, practically.
~By Jackie DeShannon ~


Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
~By Charles Simmons ~


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


Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


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


Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
~By Herodotus ~


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


My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Fortune, that favors fools.
~By Ben Jonson ~


The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
~By Aesop ~


Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Fortune befriends the bold.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
~By Virgil ~


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.
~By James MacArthur ~


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.
~By Herodotus ~


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.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


You don't make a fortune doing cartoons. It's a lot of fun, it keeps you busy, and it's better than a kick in the pants, absolutely. But doing voiceover work doesn't make you rich. It just doesn't.
~By Patrick Warburton ~


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.
~By E. Joseph Cossman ~


Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
~By Lucius Accius ~


A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


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


The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
~By John Dryden ~


Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
~By Virgil ~


I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine.
~By Hugh Laurie ~


Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
~By Moliere ~


It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


Action makes more fortune than caution.
~By Charlotte Whitton ~


President Bush will come here and there will be new "friends" of America to open a new relationship with the world, new economic fortunes for those who "liberated" them.
~By Robert Fisk ~


Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
~By Franz Kafka ~


I have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist.
~By Michael Pollan ~


Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
~By Chanakya ~


Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
~By Walt Disney ~


There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.
~By Jane Austen ~


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


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


Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
~By Denis Waitley ~


People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


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.
~By Thomas Dekker ~


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


The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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.
~By Gabriela Mistral ~


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.
~By Patty Duke ~


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


Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
~By Pierre Bayle ~


It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years.
~By Martin Lewis Perl ~


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


Fortune and love favor the brave.
~By Ovid ~


The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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


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


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


Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
~By Ovid ~


Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others' children.
~By Sam Levenson ~


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.
~By J. Paul Getty ~


The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
~By Harry Browne ~


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


We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
~By George Farquhar ~


A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
~By Horace ~


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


Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
~By Aristotle ~


The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
~By Epicurus ~


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.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her.
~By Pierre Laval ~

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May 6 ,2021
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