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Fortune Quotes


These are some of the best 'Fortune' quotations and sayings.

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"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.

A great mind becomes a great fortune.

Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Every man is the maker of his own fortune.

Fortune and love favor the brave.

Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, / And toss them on the wheels of Chance.

Fortune gives too much to many, but to none enough.

Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry, and is as often trundling in a wheelbarrow as lolling in a coach and six.

Fortune is like the market, where many times if you can stay a little the price will fall; and, again it is sometimes like Sibyl's offer, which at first offeretn the commodity at full, then consumeth part and part, and still holdeth up the price.

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

Fortune makes him fool, whom she makes her darling.

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

Fortune, to show us her power, and abate our presumption, seeing she could not make fools wise, has made them fortunate.

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.

Friends are the thermometer by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes.

High fortune makes both our virtues and vices stand out as objects that are brought clearly to view by the light.

Human life is more governed by fortune than by reason.

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.

It cannot be denied that outward accents conduce much to fortune; favor, opportunity, death of others, occasion fitting virtue: but chiefly, the mold of a man's fortuue is in his own hands.


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