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Fortune Quotes

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
Aim
Finding
Life
Only
Worth
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.
Cannot
Clock
Frightened
Go
Like
Minds
Misfortune
Own
Pace
Perplexed
Private
Quiet
Thunderstorm
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
Being
Being happy
Generous
Good
Good fortune
Happy
Joys
Life
Most
Others
Over
Surest
Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
Businessman
Contradictory
Disney
Idea
Imaginary
Inventing
Made
Out
Real
Beauty - what is beauty, forsooth? Form and color; that is, surface only. Fortune - what is fortune? Nothing is ever a pleasure or a real profit to him who has to labour for it. Truth - you die in the pursuit, and the sea beats the beach as it did a thousand years ago. The stolid are alone happy.
Alone
Beach
Beats
Beauty
Color
Did
Die
Ever
Form
Happy
Him
Labour
Nothing
Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
Disappear
Good
Good fortune
Man
Religions
Tend
We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
Always
Attribute
Bad
Credit
Good
Take
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
Badly
Both
Brings
Future
Low
Man
Men
Mortal
Prophet
Raises
Up
Well
Who
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Aid
Cannot
Nothing
Those
Who
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
Constraint
Evil
Greater
Greater evil
Men
Than
Make haste! The tide of Fortune soon ebbs.
Haste
Make
Soon
Tide
Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great.
Accident
Actions
Bold
Characterize
Great
Noble
I'm a computer guy, and one of the things I did with the good fortune that 'Presumed Innocent' brought me was to buy one of the very first laptop computers. It weighed about eight and a half pounds, by the way.
About
Brought
Buy
Computer
Computers
Did
Eight
First
Good
Good fortune
Guy
Half
Innocent
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
Complaint
Contempt
Excite
More
Pity
Than
Usual
Check the price
for your project
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
Advantages
Better
Carries
Countries
Enjoy
He
Him
His
Improve
Learn
May
Own
Passenger
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
Aim
Ambition
Cannot
Cured
Exalted
Favour
Him
His
Itself
Man
Office
Riches
Satisfy
The mistake of the West was to put the Sauds on the throne of Saudi Arabia and give them control of the world's oil fortune, which they then used to propagate Wahhabi Islam.
Arabia
Control
Give
Islam
Mistake
Oil
Put
Saudi
Saudi arabia
Them
Then
Throne
Used
Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
Accompanies
Anyone
Door
Rarely
The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
Busy
Corn
Day
Harvest
Like
Must
Ripe
It is the fortunate who should extol fortune.
Fortunate
Should
Who
Fortune, that favors fools.
Favors
Fools
Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
Crushed
Deceived
Good
Good fortune
Ill
Man
Never
Whom
Fortune has played me a sad trick by letting me live on and on.
Letting
Live
Me
Played
Sad
Trick
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
Blessing
Desert
Desert island
Divides
Evils
Find
Friend
Friends
Friendship
Good
Good fortune
Him
Island
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
Any
Carrying
Duration
Favors
Her
Intensity
Long
Pays
She
Shoulders
Sometimes
Soon
Tires
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.
Does
Fit
He
His
Inherit
Make
Man
Matter
Need
Only
Started
Wealth
Where
Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
Bribe
Had
He
Making
Method
Poor
Proud
Too
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
Best
His
Man
Wife
Worst
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Chance
Good
Good fortune
Man
Turns
Wise
Wise man
Cast away care, he that loves sorrow Lengthens not a day, nor can buy tomorrow; Money is trash, and he that will spend it, Let him drink merrily, fortune will send it.
Away
Buy
Care
Cast
Day
Drink
He
Him
Loves
Money
Nor
Send
Sorrow
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
Find
Inequality
Man
Perhaps
Saddest
Sight
Sun
Unable
Willing
Work
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Bad
Bad times
Changes
Good
Good and bad
Mood
More
Often
Our
Than
Times
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.
Blessing
Consists
Felicity
Inward
Man
Mind
Outward
Riches
Unseen
Visible
Fortune favors the brave.
Brave
Favors
It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything.
Advertise
Anything
Become
Certainty
Make
May
Now
Only
Selling
Sufficiently
Will
You
In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
Being
Living
Mechanics
Outrageous
Prey
Safe
Sleep
You
All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
Ancient
Being
Bold
Favor
Gift
Gods
Good
Good fortune
Win
You
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
Advance
Boldly
Meet
Misfortunes
More
Permits
Them
Yield
You
Your
Fortune sides with him who dares.
Dares
Him
Sides
Who
Fortune favours the bold.
Bold
Favours
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
Bad
Come
Conquered
Endurance
May
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
Good
Good fortune
Innocence
Most
Often
Virtue
Nigeria has had the misfortune - no, the fortune - of seeing the worst face of capitalism anywhere in Africa. The masses have seen it, they are disgusted, and they want an alternative.
Africa
Alternative
Anywhere
Capitalism
Disgusted
Face
Had
Masses
Misfortune
Nigeria
Seeing
Seen
Want
Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
Deny
Group
Inspiration
May
Monopoly
Place
Poets
Select
Still
Them
Though
I just feel very lucky to be able to write fiction because I think, otherwise, I would have had to spend a fortune on a psychiatrist - and I still wouldn't get 1/100th of what I get writing fiction.
Able
Because
Feel
Fiction
Get
Had
I think
Just
Lucky
Otherwise
Psychiatrist
Spend
Still
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
Gear
Good
She
Well
Woman
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
Boats
Brings
Some
Steered
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.
Affairs
Afloat
Bound
Current
Flood
Full
Leads
Life
Lose
Men
Miseries
Must
Now
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
Addicted
Bestow
Common
Favors
Friendless
Having
Sense
Truth
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Calamities
Good
Good fortune
Kinds
Misfortunes
Others
Ourselves
Two
Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed.
Again
Attacking
Beats
Dare
His
Life
Make
Man
Maxim
Only
Remember
Secret
Sometimes
Science fiction writers aren't fortune tellers. Fortune tellers are fakes.
Fiction
Fiction writers
Science
Science fiction
Science fiction writers
Writers
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Am
Ask
Good
Good fortune
Henceforth
Myself
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
Brave
Rod
Staff
Weak
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
Customs
Faculties
Fortunate
Giving
Light
Like
Little
Make
Men
Number
Rather
Scarce
Seen
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
Blind
He
Invisible
Look
Man
See
Shall
Sharply
She
Therefore
Though
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Happy
Makes
Nobody
Person
Sees
Which
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
Blame
Criminal
Crown
Daring
Diminishes
Greatness
Guilt
Increases
Mark
Purse
Steal
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Children
Either
Enterprises
Given
Great
Hath
He
Hostages
Impediment
Mischief
Virtue
Wife
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
Fall
Like
Little
Many
Market
Price
Stay
Times
Where
Will
You
I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family.
Closely
Family
Good
Good Fortune
Had
Happy
Having
Knit
Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
Few
Friend
Good
Good Fortune
Rejoice
Too

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