Fortune Quotes

Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.

Mark Twain

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.

Thomas Carlyle

Action makes more fortune than caution.

Charlotte Whitton

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.

Clara Barton

If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.

Horace

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.

Ayn Rand

To be a well-flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature.

William Shakespeare

Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great.

Johann Georg Zimmermann

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

William Shakespeare

The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a number of smaller stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together; so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.

J. Paul Getty

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

Thomas Carlyle

We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us.

Alain de Botton

We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us.

Alain de Botton

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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