Fortune Quotes

Fortune leaves always some door open to come at a remedy.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

But experience has shown that to be true which Appius says in his verses, that every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Appius Claudius Caecus

Those whom fortune has never favored are more joyful than those whom she has deserted.

Seneca

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

Prosperity can change man's nature; and seldom is any one cautious enough to resist the effects of good fortune.

Curtis Rufus Quintus

Let all the world witness how many different means Fortune employs when she wishes to destroy a man.

Benvenuto Cellini

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness its opposite never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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.

Gaius Iulius Caesar

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

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

Anita Baker

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

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Fame an fortune are nothing if you're not happy and healthy.

Erika Slezak

Fortune favors the prepared mind.

Pasteur, Louis

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.

Bacon, Francis

Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.

Daniel Boone

If you aim to leave Las Vegas with a small fortune, go there with a large one.

ANONYMOUS

So long as fortune is favouring you, your defects will remain covered.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.

Aeschylus

We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.

François de la Rochefoucauld

To be a well-flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature.

William Shakespeare

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.

Ayn Rand

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.

Horace

Action makes more fortune than caution.

Charlotte Whitton
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