Fortune Quotes

Most popular fortune quotes

Fortune befriends the bold.
Fortune, that favours fools.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.


Diligence is the mother of good fortune.


Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.


Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

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A man's fortunes are the fruit of his character.


We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.


Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.


He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.


A man is never so on trial as in the moment of excessive good fortune.
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.


There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.


Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Fortune is like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
A tune is more lasting than the song of the birds, And a word more lasting than the wealth of the world.

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I beg my children to be just and virtuous, never to disgrace my name or theirs, and then they are out of fortune's power.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past.


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.


Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.


A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
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.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.


There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.
We ought to give thanks for all fortune: it is is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.


I have often noticed that when Fate has a phenomenal run of ill-luck in store for you, she begins by dropping a rare piece of good fortune into your lap, thereby enhancing the artistic effect of the sequel.

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Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

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There is a tide in the affairs of men, 
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life 
Is bound in shallows and in miseries. 
On such a full sea are we now afloat. 
And we must take the current when it serves, 
Or lose our ventures.