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For I did not want him to see, or to question me, for here contains already secrets, and my secrets are my fortune and my sanity.
Fortune is a goddess that reveals herself only to people who seek her
[I]t is not by being richer or more powerful that a man becomes better; one is a matter of fortune, the other of virtue. Nor should she deem herself other than venal who weds a rich man rather than a poor, and desires more things in her husband than himself. Assuredly, whomsoever this concupiscence leads into marriage deserves payment rather than affection.
We do not commonly find men of superior sense amongst those of the highest fortune.
Baron De Montesquieu
Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
Forbear harping on what was of yore, for it is the common lot of mortals to sustain the ups and downs of fortune.
Fame an fortune are nothing if you're not happy and healthy.
Fortune had favoured me in this war that I feared, the rather, that some tempest would follow so favourable a gale.
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.
Italy, my Italy! Queen Mary's saying serves for me (When fortune's malice Lost her Calais): "Open my heart, and you will see Graved inside of it 'Italy.'
Michel De Montaigne
I had rather complain of ill-fortune than be ashamed of victory.
Philibert Joseph Roux
Interest, ambition, fortune, time, temper, love, all kill friendship.
His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.
Who lets slip fortune, her shall never find: Occasion once past by, is bald behind.
If fortune torments me, hope contents me.
There's just no accounting for happiness, or the way it turns up like a prodigal who comes back to the dust at your feet having squandered a fortune far away.
Fortune tellers live in the future. So do people who want to put things off. So do fundamentalists.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
A person is known by the company he keeps........especially if it is in the Fortune 100 list!
Fortunes mean nothing without knowing the lives they forever changed.
Good fortune is the greatest of blessings, but good counsel comes next, and the lack of it destroys the other also.
Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us anything.
I didn't want you to fall in love with me because of fate...I wanted you to fall in love with me simply because you couldn't help yourself.
When you start exercising choices, as against embracing opportunities, you become your own God, leaving precious little in the hands of Almighty!
So dry your tears. Fortune has not yet turned her hatred against all your blessings. The storm has not yet broken upon you with too much violence. Your anchors are holding firm and they permit you both comfort in the present, and hope in the future.
Fortune is imagination’s whim, still must be pursued if one is to live his life’s worth.
Fortune favors the flirtatious.
Who then may trust the dice, at Fortune's throw?
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
Your fortune is misfortune if it is not Love.
I just like people. I'll hold a conversation at a gas station. It's not about the fame and the fortune, I just like people.
Human beings have the remarkable ability to turn nothing into something. They can turn weeds into gardens and pennies into fortunes.
Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry.
Fortune, by being too lavish of her favours on a man, only makes a fool of him.
I see only a little, lady, but I know that your fortune is as twined with his as the ivy to the oak.
Fortune favors the well-prepared.
Ludwig Von Mises
Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune.
Money’ll always end up bad. Man’s greed and man’s killer instinct go hand-in-hand. Watch a barracuda attack something shiny and you’ll see what our fascination with gold is. Think about it. We give actually valuable things like food and shelter for stones. We kill for it. Make no mistake, behind every man who seeks his fortune is a predator.
It is no great wonder if in long process of time, while fortune takes her course hither and thither, numerous coincidences should spontaneously occur. If the number and variety of subjects to be wrought upon be infinite, it is all the more easy for fortune, with such an abundance of material, to effect this similarity of results. Or if, on the other hand, events are limited to the combinations of some finite number, then of necessity the same must often recur, and in the same sequence.
She had too much imagination. Too much empathy [...] there was real pain in the world, right this very moment people were suffering unimaginable atrocities and you couldn't close your heart completely, but you couldn't leave it wide open either, because otherwise how could you possibly live your life, when through pure, random luck you got to live in paradise?
Without question, the notion of the doctor as a legitimate fee-for-service entrepreneur, making his fortune from misfortunes of his patients, is old-fashioned, distasteful, and doomed.
The best way to handle good fortune is to do something positive and useful with it. The best way to handle misfortune is exactly the same.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Inequality and poverty, health and wealth are hand in hand. And if we are all born equal that should be true in all lands. We cannot divide the world between poor and rich countries. It's like saying the ones are good, the others are junkies. That can only increase more prejudice, miseries and sorrow. Turning the wheel today it will lead to a better tomorrow.
Fortune is like a widow won,And truckles to the bold alone.
Fortune and love favour the brave. [Lat., Audentem Forsque Venusque juvant.]
The rest of the crowd were friends of my fortune, not of me. [Lat., Caetera fortunae, non mea, turba fuit.]
A bad beginning does not keep you from a good ending.
Contentment travels rarely with fortune, but follows virtue even in misfortune.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
True love is love that stays constant for ever, whatever it's fortune; whether requited or scored, filled or sent empty away.
Fortune definitely frowns upon all ill-gotten wealth, and often causes it to mysteriously evaporate.