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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 ~


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 ~


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


Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


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 ~


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


Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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 ~


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


No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
~By Plutarch ~


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


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 ~


Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
~By Torquato Tasso ~


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


Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
~By Euripides ~


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 ~


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


I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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.
~By William Hazlitt ~


Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
~By Washington Irving ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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.
~By John Barrow ~


Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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


Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


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


The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
~By Charles R. Swindoll ~


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 ~


Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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 ~


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


It is the fortunate who should extol fortune.
~By Torquato Tasso ~


Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.
~By Walt Alston ~


I am disposed to be thus particular from the interest you take in our welfare and from the entire confidence I have in your knowing, that you will be sympathetic with us in our misfortunes.
~By John Hawley ~


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 ~


Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


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


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


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


People don't ever seem to realize that doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.
~By William McFee ~


The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
~By Bert Williams ~


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


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


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 ~


There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.
~By Bernard Baruch ~


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.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


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


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


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 ~


With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
~By Simone Weil ~


The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
~By Austin O'Malley ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
~By Titus Livius ~


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


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


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.
~By Horace ~


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Jacques-Louis David ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
~By William James ~

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