Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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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 ~


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


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


It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.
~By Placido Domingo ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts.
~By Titus Livius ~


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


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 ~


Fortune favors the brave.
~By Terence ~


The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
~By Madame de Stael ~


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 ~


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 ~


Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
~By George Mason ~


Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
~By Sallust ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Patrick Warburton ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Fortune and love favor the brave.
~By Ovid ~


He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


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 ~


Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew.
~By Mikhail Khodorkovsky ~


By going solo I could lose a fortune but money is not important.
~By Barry Gibb ~


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


The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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 ~


The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
~By Franz Schubert ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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 ~


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


It took me about 10 years to get rid of. I'm all right now, though, lovely, I'm throwing some nice darts at the moment, but every now and then I get a bit of a jump. I wish I could find a cure, I'd make a bloody fortune.
~By Eric Bristow ~


If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
~By Simone Weil ~


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 ~


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


Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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


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


How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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


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


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


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


In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune, whose name was Merton.
~By Thomas Day ~


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


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


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


O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire.
~By Lewis J. Bates ~


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


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


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


It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
~By Tacitus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Fortune, that favors fools.
~By Ben Jonson ~


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 ~


Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
~By Julius Caesar ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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