Fortune Quotes

It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.

Cicero

The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

Francis Bacon

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.

Timothy Thomas Fortune

A great mind becomes a great fortune.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

Horace

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.

Denis Waitley

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

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.

Thomas Carlyle

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.

Samuel Johnson

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.

Anita Brookner

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

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

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.

Francis Herbert Hedge

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.

Titus Livius

It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.

Petrarch

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 Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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