Fortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fortune

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


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


The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
~By Torquato Tasso ~


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


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 ~


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


We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


How can you expect a man to be brave when he meets with nothing in life but misfortune?
~By Gregorio M. Sierra ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


You must avoid giving hostages to fortune, like getting an expensive wife, an expensive house, and a style of living that never lets you aford the time to take the chance to write what you wish.
~By Irwin Shaw ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary, and I had the good fortune to have the majority of both houses of Parliament on my side.
~By Robert Walpole ~


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 ~


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


It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
~By Arthur Helps ~


Then all the foreigners started coming over. I don't mind that but a lot of teams are laying out fortunes for ordinary players and that's no good for our youngsters coming through.
~By Paul Gascoigne ~


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


Fortune favors the brave.
~By Terence ~


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.
~By Amar Bose ~


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 ~


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


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


From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
~By Tecumseh ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


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


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


It's sometimes unnerving to think of that, and I wish it were possible for all children in the world to have the good fortune I've had in having a giving and loving family.
~By James MacArthur ~


Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
~By E. Joseph Cossman ~


There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.
~By Charles de Montesquieu ~


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


Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
~By Raymond Queneau ~


The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
~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 ~


Fortune favours the bold.
~By Virgil ~


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


It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
~By Charles Simmons ~


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 ~


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 ~


Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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 ~


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


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


The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.
~By A. C. Benson ~


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 ~


Fortune is either with you or it's not.
~By Tom Araya ~


We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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


All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
~By Anita Brookner ~


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 ~


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 ~


The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
~By Harry Browne ~


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


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


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


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


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


Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
~By Aristotle ~


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 ~


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


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


The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
~By Ovid ~


The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
~By Marquis De Vauvenargues ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
~By Walt Whitman ~


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 world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~

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