Fortune Quotes

Fortune sides with him who dares.

Virgil

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.

C.S. Lewis

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

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.

Francis Quarles

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

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.

Francis Quarles

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

When the boys come into my yard for leave to gather horse-chestnuts, I own I enter into nature's game, and affect to grant the permission reluctantly, fearing that any moment they will find out the imposture of that showy chaff. But this tenderness is quite unnecessary; the enchantments are laid on very thick. Their young life is thatched with them. Bare and grim to tears is the lot of the children in the hovel I saw yesterday; yet not the less they hang it round with frippery romance, like the children of the happiest fortune.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Let us consider what we call vicious luxury. No gratification, however sensual, can of itself be esteemed vicious. A gratification is only vicious when it engrosses all a man's expense, and leaves no ability for such acts of duty and generosity as are required by his situation and fortune. The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.

David Hume

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.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies.

Edward Abbey

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.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

Jean Paul Getty

Just as the good actor perform well whatever role the poet assigns, so too must the good man perform whatever Fortune assigns. For she, says Bion, just like a poet, sometimes assigns the leading role, sometimes that of the supporting role; sometimes that of a king, sometimes that of a beggar. Do not, therefore, being a supporting actor, desire the role of the lead.

Bion of Borysthenes

People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to...rather than detracts from...our lives.î

Stephen R. Covey

There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.

Jack Yelton

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Thomas Fuller

A son should inherit his father's money - not his religion; he may be too lazy to build upon a new fortune but never too slow to catch up with a new creed.

Unknown

If you perceive the pregnancy early, then you don't get beat up too badly if you're wrong, and you make a fortune if you're right

H. Lance Lessman

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.

Benjamin Disraeli

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

François de la Rochefoucauld

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable; for the happy impute all their success to prudence and merit.

Jonathan Swift

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

Goldoni
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