Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


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


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


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 ~


Fortune befriends the bold.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


Which reminds me of a fortune cookie: you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it.
~By Hector Elizondo ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
~By Francis Quarles ~


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


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 ~


Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.
~By Francis Herbert Hedge ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension.
~By Paul Getty ~


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


I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
~By Lord Byron ~


Fortune favours the bold.
~By Virgil ~


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 ~


Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
~By Sophocles ~


The world is apt to judge of everything by the success; and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
~By William Dampier ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
~By Amelia Earhart ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


When you work for Bruckheimer, you don't get it any better. He's the ultimate producer. I've had the good fortune of working with some great producers over the years.
~By Joe Pantoliano ~


How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!
~By Petrarch ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
~By Alfred Russel Wallace ~


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


Make haste! The tide of Fortune soon ebbs.
~By Silius Italicus ~


If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
~By Ausonius ~


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 ~


I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'.
~By Arthur Baker ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
~By Anita Baker ~


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 ~


As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
~By Sallust ~


Only in a popular war against France... do I see a misfortune.
~By Ferdinand Lassalle ~


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


In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.
~By Eric S. Raymond ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Risk means everything from being honest about your faith, to moving, to quitting a job that's paying you a fortune but it's not what's in your heart. Risking things is one of the biggest fears we have.
~By John Tesh ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
~By James F. Cooper ~


Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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


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


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


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 ~


Misfortune was my god.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~

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