Best 584 of Fortune quotes - MyQuotes
A latte spurned is a fortune earned.
...it behooves us to adapt oneself to the times if one wants to enjoy continued good fortune.
I've never had good fortune with sequels. Everyone says this time is going to be better. And then I've done them and they've just been not - they weren't better.
In show business, you can't make a living. You can only make a fortune, but you can't make a living.
This indulgence, though not more than Catherine had hoped for, completed her conviction of being favored beyond every other human creature, in friends and fortune, circumstance and chance. Everything seemed to cooperate for her advantage.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
It is the fortunate who should extol fortune. [Ger., Das Gluck erhebe billig der Begluckte.]
[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.
the Sanctuary was reserved for the rich and elite--those with fortunes, not soldiers of fortune.
The prudent man really frames his own fortunes for himself.
The world is alive and no living thing has any remedy. That is our fortune.
Seneca The Younger
Fortune's not content with knocking a man down; she sends him spinning head over heels, crash upon crash.
People who make a living off other people's fortunes or misfortunes are parasites.
Seneca The Younger
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
When you find Fortune favorable, stride boldly forward, for she favors the bold, and being a woman, the young.
I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a woman and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her.
It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
No human being who is empty or dead on the inside can ever see the bright side of life.
A happy marriage is still the greatest treasure within the gift of fortune.
A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune.
Moreover, a true Christian will not ascribe any prosperity to his own diligence, industry, or good fortune, but he will acknowledge that God is the author of it.
The greatest reverses of fortune are the most easily borne from a sort of dignity belonging to them.
It is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman.
Ludwig Von Mises
The inequality of income and fortunes is essential in capitalism.
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
A great fortune enslaves its owner.
It is doubtful what fortune to-morrow will bring. [Lat., Posteraque in dubio est fortunam quam vehat aetas.]
George Matthew Adams
If we had no regard for others' feelings or fortune, we would grow cold and indifferent to life itself.
Covetousness, like a candle ill made, smothers the splendor of a happy fortune in its own grease.
I am even The natural fool of fortune.
Man wants to make certain about the future,about tommorow--which cannot be done. Let it sink as deeply in your heart as possible, it cannot be done. Don't waste your present moment trying to make the future certain. The future is uncertainity that is the very quality of the future. One can do only one thing: Be alert and wait.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
The human propensity is to believe that flukes of good fortune will never come to an end.
Nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searching for fortune and fame.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
Never let hatred give you an escort. It will drag your attention from all fortunes along the way.
I watch 'Jeopardy!' every night and 'Wheel of Fortune' follows. And every time I'm like, 'Whoa, it's still on! This is still happening!'
Seneca The Elder
Fortune reveres the brave, and overwhelms the cowardly.
Alas! the joys that fortune brings Are trifling, and decay, And those who prize the trifling things, More trifling still than they.
Michel De Montaigne
It is the part of cowardice, not of courage, to go and crouch in a hole under a massive tomb, to avoid the blows of fortune.
Expect the Best, Expect Divine Guidance, Expect your Fortunes to Change, Expect a Miracle!
Michel De Montaigne
We have so much ill fortune as inconstancy, or so much bad purpose as folly, we are not so full of evil as we are of inanity; we are not so wretched as we are base
Fickle Fortune reigns, and, undiscerning, scatters crowns and chains.
Though women have small force to overcome men by reason; yet have they good fortune to undermine them by policy.
Make haste! The tide of Fortune soon ebbs.
The world has always been the same; and there is always as much good fortune as bad in it.
How Fortune piles her sports when she begins to practise them!
Wasting a fortune is evaporation by a thousand imperceptible means.
Today is an ephemeral ghost... A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not "exist." In mundane terms, it marks a "leap" in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up! But this day holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability... A day of unlocked potential. Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you? Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!
Lailah Gifty Akita
Fortitude is fortune.
All the vices lead to fortune when they are joined with the vilest of all--avarice. This is the secret of life.