Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
Every individual is the architect of his own fortune.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune's always here.
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
Good fortune and evil fortune come to all things alike in this world of time.
A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy. Education is the preparation of the mind for future work, hence men should be educated with special reference to the work.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
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.
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
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.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.
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