Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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


Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


Fortune favors the audacious.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


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


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 ~


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 have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist.
~By Michael Pollan ~


My whole life was foretold to me. An old Romany gypsy read my fortune.
~By Maureen O'Hara ~


Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
~By John Greenleaf Whittier ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else.
~By Pete Hamill ~


Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
~By Francis Bacon ~


This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board?
~By William Kidd ~


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 ~


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 ~


We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I beg my Children to be just and virtuous, never to disgrace my name or theirs, and then they are out of fortune's power.
~By Thomas Willis ~


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


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


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


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 ~


She told fortunes for a living. It's a wacky book and was great fun to write. It is very much a look at what life was like for women in Australia in the 1960's.
~By Colleen McCullough ~


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


Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
~By Horace ~


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 ~


The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Some of the characters in the story had a fortune in fantasy lives.
~By R. Z. Sheppard ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I've had ample contact with lawyers, and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


I was just very interested in the American frontier and the growth of capitalism - those enormous fortunes that were being made, more often than not, on the blood of poor people, black people, Indian people. They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes.
~By Peter Matthiessen ~


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


If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don't let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else's advertising.
~By David Ogilvy ~


A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
~By Denis Waitley ~


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
~By Jane Austen ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past.
~By Bodhidharma ~


A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
~By Chanakya ~


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


An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
~By Aeschylus ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
~By Euripides ~


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 ~


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


Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler, and through him found God once again. That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!
~By Robert Ley ~


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


No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


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 ~


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 ~


Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~

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July 27 ,2021
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