Quotation Explorer - 'Fortune'

The shortest and best ways to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours. - Jean de la Bruyere
Life-ahead is timeless fortune. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Never step on caterpillars, as one day, they'll become butterflies and you'll never know when you'll need a ride on their wings of fortune. - R.P. Falconer
Troubles are usually brooms and shovels that smooth the road to the good man's fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.
This world is not for aye, nor 'tis not strange That even our loves should with our fortunes change. For 'tis a question left us yet to prove, Whether love lead fortune, or else fortune love. - William Shakespeare
Every year I collect a select amount of material possessions (baseball cards, coins, famous paraphernalia) to pass on to my children. In two or more generations they should have a small fortune of 'ancient' famous items. - Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea
Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you'll make a fortune. - Jim Rohn
He'd been saving up his love for years and years, waiting for the right personto spend his fortune on. - John Mark Green
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. - Bodhidharma
I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty. - Thomas Jefferson
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful. - Charles Simmons
Learn to bear bravely changes of fortune. - Cleobulus
The slave has but one master; the ambitious man has as many as can help him in making his fortune. - Jean de la Bruyere
A minute later the steam stopped. By then, I was soaking wet and, no doubt, my pores were open. Some people pay a fortune for this kind of beauty treatment. I got mine for free, if you disregard the bruises, headache and all those dead people."- Corin Hayes, Silent City (working title) - G.R. Matthews
Let this little book be thy friend, if, owing to fortune or through thine own fault, thou canst not find a dearer companion. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The choice of life is not between fame and fortune, nor wealth and poverty, but between good and evil. - Boyd K. Packer
Authentic joy is not a euphoric state or a feeling of being high. Rather, it is a state of appreciation that allows us to participate full in our lives. We train in the rejoicing in the good fortune of self and others. - Pema Chödrön
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Fortune is a giver and a taker. - Polish Proverb
Beware of leaders who prefer controlling 100 % of nothing over sharing a fortune. - Julion Okram
I don’t really want fame and fortune; I just want to enjoy playing my music for people that enjoy hearing it. - Sara Alina
The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth. - Saadi
O Woman - Allah has made you the Queen of Piety and Modesty, Don't belittle yourself to be the slave of unlawful admiration and mortal fame & fortune. - Ayisha Tabbassum
There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune... William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar - Lisa M. Collins
It is clear looking at statistics of inventions, discoveries and fortune 500 companies, that it is not the believers that are managing the affairs of the earth. What a tragedy!!! - Sunday Adelaja
It cost nothing to think bigger than you are, BUT cost a fortune to think less of yourself. - Olawale Daniel
Every man is the architect of his own fortune. - Sallust
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as can help in making his fortune. - Jean De La Bruyere
To be a well-flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature. - William Shakespeare
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes... Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings. - William Shakespeare
Human life is under the absolute dominion of two mighty principles, fear and hope, and that any one who can make these serve his ends may be sure of rapid fortune. - Lucian of Samosata
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability.... We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation. - Thomas A. Edison
What if it becomes less about how we look and more about how much we care? What if it becomes less about how much money we earn and more about how much we share our good fortune? Imagine a world where who we are in our hearts is the ultimate status symbol. - Amy Leigh Mercree
Fortune helps the intrepid and abandons the cowards. I am the daughter of a man who did not know of fear. Whatever may come, I am resolved to follow that course until death. - Caterina Sforza
fortune has no era finer than this moment - J. Lavan
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. - William Shakespeare
Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. - J. S. Bryan
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. - William Shakespeare
The lieutenant-colonel realized for the first time what most people never realize about themselves--that he was not only a victim of outrageous fortune, but one of outrageous fortune's cruelest agents as well. - Kurt Vonnegut
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Kindness is fate’s currency for good fortune. And like all currencies, it is without value when faked. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. - Hermann Hesse
Fortune hides behind action. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Never step on caterpillars, as one day they'll become butterflies, and you'll never know when you'll need a ride on their wings of fortune. - R.P. Falconer
Fortune favors the brave. - Virgil
Obviously the most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do. - Abraham H. Maslow
Sadly, we live in a world where if you do good things, there are no financial rewards. If you poison the earth, there is a fortune to be made. - June Stoyer
A psychic reading is not just about career opportunities, good fortune or meeting tall, dark strangers. It is a sacred portal to manifesting your true destiny. - Anthon St. Maarten
There is nothing more gracious than genuinely embracing other people's good fortune. It will work for you when your time comes. - Margaux Bergen
He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold. - Baltasar Gracian
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible. - Benjamin Franklin
PAIN, n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of another. - Ambrose Bierce
There is no happiness for him who does not travel, Rohita!Thus we have heard. Living in the society of men, the best man becomes a sinner… therefore, wander!… The fortune of him who is sitting, sits; it rises when he rises; it sleeps when he sleeps; it moves when he moves. Therefore, wander! - Aitareya Brahmanan in the Rigveda
No man can ever be secure until he has been forsaken by Fortune. - Boethius, 522
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.
Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil
In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard of monstrous lust the due and just reward; In Pericles, his queen, and daughter, seen, Although assailed with fortune fierce and keen, Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast, Led on by heaven, and crowned with joy at last. - William Shakespeare
Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave. - The Talmud
Thought for the day: Twitter...140 character limit...must be a great tool for fortune cookie writers... - E.A. Bucchianeri
Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. - Mahatma Gandhi
Normality wasn't in the days I'd left behind me: it was only to be found in whatever fortune placed in my path each morning. - María Dueñas
Never step on caterpillars, as one day, they'll become butterflies and you'll never know when you'll need a ride on its wings of fortune. - R.P. Falconer
I had the good fortune and opportunity to come home and to tell the truth; many soldiers, like Pat Tillman… did not have that opportunity. The truth of war is not always easy. The truth is always more heroic than the hype. - Jessica Lynch
As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. - Hermann Bahr
Fortune favors the one who wanted to chang his life. - Pintu shaw
Depend not on fortune, but on conduct. - Publilius Syrus
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
If I traveled to the end of the rainbow As Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me The pot's at the other end.
Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And toss them on the wheels of Chance. - Juvenal
The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead. - Homer
You can seek out good fortune, authority (power), and even a righteous life-partner...and find them all. But when all of this is gone...which it will be eventually, I wish you Peace, which is only found through Christ our Lord. - Joe Campos
The changes in the human condition are uncertain and frequent. Many, on whom fortune has bestowed her favours, may trace their family to a more unprosperous station; and many who are now in obscurity, may look back upon the affluence and exalted rank of their ancestors. - Alexander Hamilton
Fortitude is fortune. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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.
He was guilty of nothing, except that he earned his own fortune and never forgot that it was his. - Ayn Rand
O fortune, fortune! All men call thee fickle. - William Shakespeare
The truth brings no man a fortune. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
When you're working, some people relax and wait for the invisible right time, but when they see your fortune, they wake up and strategize an envious attack. - Michael Bassey Johnson
But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. - Suzanne Necker
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
Fortune sides with him who dares. - Virgil
...ultimately it come down to, are you making or are you destroying? If you try very hard to create ways of living, create dreams of what is possible, then you win. If you don't, you may make a fortune in ten years, but you're not going to be read in twenty years, and that's that. - John Gardner
Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied. - Sophocles
Must, bid the Morn awake! Sad Winter now declines, Each bird doth choose a mate; This day's Saint Valentine's. For that good bishop's sake Get up and let us see What beauty it shall be That Fortune us assigns. - Michael Drayton
Fortune, that arrant whore, ne'er turns the key to the poor. - William Shakespeare
I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence. - Eugene V. Debs
In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason. - Baruch Spinoza
FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. - Ambrose Bierce
The fortune of us that are the moon's men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being governed, as the sea is, by the moon. - William Shakespeare
Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime. - Honore de Balzac
Appreciate the people & good fortune within everyday life, this, is the quality of life, experienced. - Bob Armstrong
In other hand of the enemy will arise the fortune hero. - Lena Hussain
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. - Paul Sweeney
... you know my belief in bald-headed Fortune, with the one solitary hair. Well, I meant to grab that hair... - Emmuska Orczy
The crack in your heart allows light in. ~ GOOD FORTUNE page 238 - Leslie Bratspis
The right people make you realize fame and fortune is cool, but small moments of pure freedom is better. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. - Walt Whitman
One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune. - Swedish Proverb
A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. - Bodhidharma
These earthenware bowls are fragile and easily broken, they are only made of a little clay on which fortune has precariously bestowed a shape, and the same could be said of mankind. - José Saramago
With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I've managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune. - Robert Vaughn
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there. - Yves Saint-Laurent
I cannot think that man is meant to find happiness so easily! Happiness is like one of those palaces on an enchanted island, its gates guarded by dragons. One must fight to gain it; and, in truth, I do not know what I have done to deserve the good fortune of becoming Mercédès, husband. - Alexandre Dumas
Innocence more often than not is a piece of good fortune rather than a virtue. - Anatole France
I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity, and I am more invulnerable than Archilles; Fortune hath not one place to hit me. - Thomas Browne
In every day waits fortune like a seed ready to sprout. - Sharon Duerst
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants. - Horace
There's a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads onto fortune, omitted, all their voyages end in shallows and miseries. Upon such tide are we now... - William Shakespeare
Good fortune often occurs when you stop expecting life to present opportunities to you and you start presenting opportunities to life. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What's infamy matter when you get to keep your fortune? - Juvenal
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. - Ambrose Bierce
I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it. - Mae West
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going. - George Bernard Shaw
Fortune helps the brave. - Terence
The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends. - Cicero
The universe conspires to steer one in the direction where one can flourish. Bad or good the experience will be a lesson and a lesson learned is fortune measured by wisdom gained. - Sal Martinez
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Cicero
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune, nor too sorrowful in misfortune. - Socrates
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. - Jim Rohn
For a lack of education, a child's future may hold no fortune. - Dennis E. Adonis
Good fortune comes with many fears. It is always threatened by tragedies. But misfortune always tends to hope and peace. Hope is the heart of life. Flowers have fear of being withered while Thorns have not fear of being withered. - M.K. Bhutta
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. - William Shakespeare
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife. - Jane Austen
He asked me for a light to light his cigarette, and by reason of unaware, it is he that really gave light to me, made me realize how much alike we all are, breathing the same air, beating the same red blood, separated through some fortune and shame in the way of humanity. - Anthony Liccione
It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you. - Lillian Hellman
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