Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


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.
~By Drew Barrymore ~


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 ~


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


The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
~By Christopher Morley ~


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


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 ~


Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
~By Arthur Helps ~


Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
~By Saskya Pandita ~


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


Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
~By Paul Valery ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


You can't let players do what they wish and be professional. That's a fact. As for the team, Boro had two internationals when I got there in 1995. Now they have more than 15. And they didn't cost the fortune some suggest.
~By Bryan Robson ~


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


The moment is ripe for an experienced businessman to talk practical, prudent economics to the electorate - which is why Mitt Romney's political fortunes are steadily being resurrected from the grave.
~By Camille Paglia ~


I happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary, and I had the good fortune to have the majority of both houses of Parliament on my side.
~By Robert Walpole ~


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


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.
~By Amelia Barr ~


There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
~By Miguel De Cervantes ~


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 ~


I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
~By Thomas Francis Meagher ~


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


Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
~By Virgil ~


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


Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
~By Aesop ~


No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
~By Jane Austen ~


It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


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


Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.
~By Marcus Valerius Martial ~


A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


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 ~


I don't need to make a fortune, I need to survive.
~By Solomon Burke ~


Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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


The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time.
~By Guy Johnson ~


Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


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.
~By Anna Held ~


Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
~By Plato ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Mike Tyson ~


Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really affectionate mother.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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


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


Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
~By Aeschylus ~


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


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.
~By Sophocles ~


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 ~


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.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


A man endures misfortune without complaint.
~By Franz Schubert ~


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


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.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


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 ~


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.
~By Ayn Rand ~


For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
~By Aeschylus ~


In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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.
~By Alain de Botton ~


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.
~By Hermann Hesse ~


Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
~By Walt Whitman ~


What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
~By James Madison ~


Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
~By Edith Wharton ~


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


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.
~By Johann Georg Zimmermann ~


My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
~By Marguerite Yourcenar ~


Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
~By Russell Baker ~


We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


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


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.
~By James Tobin ~


Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.
~By Douglas William Jerrold ~


Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
~By Loretta Young ~


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


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


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
~By Epictetus ~


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


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


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.
~By Clara Barton ~


Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop.
~By John Webster ~


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


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


The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.
~By A. C. Benson ~


Fame an fortune are nothing if you're not happy and healthy.
~By Erika Slezak ~


In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


I jumped off the wheel of fortune because I wanted to simplify things. Now I've fulfilled my obligations to myself by making my new record. I'd like it to sell millions of copies, but my self - worth is not based on chart positions.
~By Roland Gift ~


During this time I had the singular good fortune of being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein. Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded no decisively new result.
~By Walther Bothe ~


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.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


Seeking fortunes in America led to Germany losing people, and the American continent received many people whose contributions are particularly clear in the agricultural and technical fields.
~By Julius Streicher ~


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.
~By Euripides ~


Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
~By Lord Acton ~


Luckily, I have the good fortune of being on the same team as Ray Lewis. I don't have to face him on Sunday.
~By Jamal Lewis ~


Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
~By George Mason ~


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

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