Fortune Quotes

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


Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.

Lowell, James Russell

Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune's always here.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

Franklin, Benjamin

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.


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

Dryden, John

Every individual is the architect of his own fortune.

Claudius, Appius

Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.

Charles V

Each man is the smith of his own fortune.

Caecus, Appius Claudius

Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.

Butterworth, Eric

By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.

Lao Tzu

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

To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.


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

Robert A. Heinlein

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Miguel de Cervantes
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