Fortune Quotes

Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.

Cicero

He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.

Celia Thaxter

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Honore De Balzac

Manners make the fortune of the ambitious youth

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Rufus Choate

War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.

Walter Raleigh, Sr.

He dances well to whom fortune pipes

Italian Proverb

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.

Seneca

Don't trust in fortune until you are in heaven.

Proverb

That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.

Robert Blair

You may have a vast scholarship, fame or fortune. But, the bee can give you a lesson on how to be free from torment

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.

Ambrose Bierce

The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.

William Penn

Troubles are usually brooms and shovels that smooth the road to the good man's fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.

St. Basil

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going

George Bernard Shaw

I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.

Marcus T Cicero

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

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.

Thomas W. Higginson

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

Marcus T Cicero 106BC

Fortune and love favour the brave.

Ovid

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

Lao-Tze

To be or not to be that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them.

William Shakespeare

Fate throws fortune, but not everyone catches.

Polish Proverb

The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.

Bacon, Sir Francis .
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