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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 ~


The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time.
~By Guy Johnson ~


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


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


Fortune befriends the bold.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


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 ~


Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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


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 ~


History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


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


To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
~By Aeschylus ~


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


Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


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


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


It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


Fortune favors the prepared mind.
~By Louis Pasteur ~


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


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 ~


Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
~By Dick Gephardt ~


I'm one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day. I've had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific people who have hired me.
~By Rob Paulsen ~


From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be formed with what success, should Fortune afford an opportunity, I am likely to treat matters of greater importance.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


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


The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
~By Christopher Morley ~


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 ~


No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.
~By Patty Duke ~


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


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 ~


The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners, under different names, on her soil.
~By Henry James Sumner Maine ~


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 ~


Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
~By Ovid ~


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


Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
~By David Antin ~


The songs certainly have not made my fortune, but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in.
~By Sydney Carter ~


A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.
~By Richard Whately ~


Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
~By Russell Baker ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.
~By Donald Sutherland ~


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


Fortune, that favors fools.
~By Ben Jonson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
~By Luther H. Hodges ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
~By J. Paul Getty ~


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


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


Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


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


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


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


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 ~


This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, "This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune."
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


As I look back on the last few decades of my life, I am struck by the good fortune that came my way.
~By Daniel Nathans ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.
~By Clara Barton ~


Fortune favors the brave.
~By Terence ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 great mind becomes a great fortune.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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 ~


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


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

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