Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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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 ~


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, that favors fools.
~By Ben Jonson ~


Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
~By John Mortimer ~


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 ~


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


The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
~By Washington Irving ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.
~By Billie Jean King ~


If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
~By Socrates ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Action makes more fortune than caution.
~By Charlotte Whitton ~


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


Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
~By John Ray ~


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 ~


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


Fortune favours the bold.
~By Virgil ~


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


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 ~


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


My face has always been my fortune anyway, not my body.
~By Claire Bloom ~


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 ~


When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep.
~By Michael Apted ~


A great fortune is a great slavery.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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 ~


History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
~By Voltaire ~


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


If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.
~By Edward Koch ~


True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


I believe in America. America's made my fortune.
~By Mario Puzo ~


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


Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.
~By Rachel Field ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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


A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
~By Paul Sweeney ~


All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
~By Franz Kafka ~


It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
~By Petrarch ~


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 ~


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 ~

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March 2 ,2024
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