Fortune Quotes

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

Charles V

Every individual is the architect of his own fortune.

Claudius, Appius

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

Dryden, John

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.


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

Franklin, Benjamin

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

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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

Lowell, James Russell

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.

Proverb, Chinese

Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.

Syrus, Publilius

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


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

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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