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Fortune Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Fortune.

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

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I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

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

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

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

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

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.
- Friedrich Schiller

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere.
Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them.
In some form or other, we pay for her favors;
or we go empty away.
- Amelia Barr

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

A great mind becomes a great fortune.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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.
- Denis Waitley

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

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.
- Patty Duke

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.
- Lesley Garrett

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

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.
- Herodotus

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

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.
- Hermann Hesse

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

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

I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars,
and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect
the way they treat other people,
and I think it's ugly.
- Siobhan Fahey

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

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.
- Edward Koch

Fortune, that favors fools.
- Ben Jonson

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.
- Thomas Dekker

By going solo I could lose a fortune but money is not important.
- Barry Gibb

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

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.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Whatever fortune has raised to a height,
she has raised only to cast it down.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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.
- Sallust

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable,
for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
- Jonathan Swift

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

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
- Ben Jonson

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

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
You are the architect and builder of your own life,
fortune, destiny.
- Alfred A. Montapert

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.
- J. Paul Getty

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
- Honore de Balzac

Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
- Sophocles

Fortune favors the brave.
- Terence

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.
- Euripides

Fortune favours the bold.
- Virgil

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.
- Nelson A. Miles

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.
- Patrick Warburton

The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
- Francis Bacon

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.
- John Barrow

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

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

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

The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
- Titus Livius

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

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.
- Thomas Willis

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

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

Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself,
or his own virtue.
- David Mallet

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune.
A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that,
but they are broke.
- Mike Tyson

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

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act,
and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
- Francis Quarles

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

A man willing to work, and unable to find work,
is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
- Thomas Carlyle

When Fortune smiles, I smile to think how quickly she will frown.
- Robert Southwell

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.
- Gabriela Mistral

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury,
that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
- Jean de La Fontaine


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