Fortune Quotes

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.

Titus Maccius Plautus

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Jim Rohn

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

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.

Anita Brookner

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.

Samuel Johnson

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.

Thomas Carlyle

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.


A great mind becomes a great fortune.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

Francis Bacon

It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.


Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.

Syrus, Publilius

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.

Proverb, Chinese

Good fortune and evil fortune come to all things alike in this world of time.

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