Fortune Quotes

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Miguel de Cervantes

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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth - which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives - they go only as far as the grave and leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond th.

The Talmud

The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad fortune in making money. Men talk as if there were some magic about this. He knows that all goes on the old road, pound for pound, cent for cent / for every effect a perfect cause / and that good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Charles Simmons

On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth, and bring to perfection everything on earth

I Ching

Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is wrought by many a day - Shape, fortune, name, and nature all decay

Plato

Always accept good fortune with grace and humility.

Mark L. Mika

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.

Mae West

There is inevitably tension between cost and service, and the trick is to give clients the sense that you value the relationship without spending a fortune on staff and other tools. That's what is great about self-service tools.

Craig Weber

He who brings goods for sale is blessed with good fortune, but he who keeps them till the price rises is accursed.

Muhammad

It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.

John Dryden

Noble blood is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great.

Carlo Goldoni

A good fortune may forbode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.

Chinese Proverb

No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Sophocles

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.

Honore De Balzac

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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.

Jeremy Taylor

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

Francis Quarles

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.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.

Rufus Choate
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