Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.
~By Adam Baldwin ~


The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought, hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes, and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition.
~By Eliza Haywood ~


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


Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
~By Margot Asquith ~


There are many facts showing that Putin's people enriched themselves by using power mechanisms so that's why for them losing power means losing their fortunes.
~By Garry Kasparov ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


I now proceed to demonstrate that the Mexicans are wholly incapable of self-government, and that our liberties, our fortunes and our lives are insecure so long as we are connected with them.
~By William H. Wharton ~


My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets, and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it.
~By Johnny Isakson ~


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


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


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 ~


Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
~By Charles Simmons ~


This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
~By Lionel Barrymore ~


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


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


For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


How can you expect a man to be brave when he meets with nothing in life but misfortune?
~By Gregorio M. Sierra ~


Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
~By Ovid ~


The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


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


When someone succeeded in quickly making a lot of money in America, people said he had made his fortune.
~By Julius Streicher ~


Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


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.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


A great mind becomes a great fortune.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi and comic book conventions all around the country here so that I could find books for my collection.
~By Bill Mumy ~


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


It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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


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


What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


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 ~


There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
~By William Shakespeare ~


Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
~By Elias Canetti ~


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


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 ~


Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 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.
~By Alfred A. Montapert ~


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~By Charles Dickens ~


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 ~


Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.
~By John Ruskin ~


Fortune favors the prepared mind.
~By Louis Pasteur ~


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 ~


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


A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.
~By Robert Emmet ~


He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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.
~By Arthur E. Waite ~


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 ~


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


My pride fell with my fortunes.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
~By Epicurus ~


I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean.
~By Jimmy Dean ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
~By William James ~


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


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


Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
~By Jim Hightower ~


I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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


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


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


Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
~By Voltaire ~


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


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 ~


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


A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


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.
~By Anita Brookner ~


Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


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


The aggregation of large fortunes is not at all a thing to be regretted.
~By William Graham Sumner ~


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.
~By Nelson A. Miles ~


Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.
~By William McFee ~


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


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


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.
~By Rob Paulsen ~

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February 1 ,2023
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