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Fortune Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Fortune are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
- John Ray

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

You leave home to seek your fortune and,
when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
- Anita Baker

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow,
and everyday that fortune grants you,
count as gain.
- Horace

Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day
you can still make a small fortune in agriculture.
Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
- Jim Hightower

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir.
He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.
- Francis Herbert Hedge

If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make
a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
- Luther H. Hodges

When someone succeeded in quickly making a lot of money in America,
people said he had made his fortune.
- Julius Streicher

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
- Thomas Fuller

I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me,
and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power
to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
- Giacomo Casanova

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is
a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune;
but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Fortune is like the market, where, many times,
if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
- Francis Bacon

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

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.
- Charles de Secondat

Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money.
- John Fahey

My face has always been my fortune anyway,
not my body.
- Claire Bloom

Some of the characters in the story had a fortune in fantasy lives.
- R. Z. Sheppard

Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
- Marilyn French

Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration,
I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves,
and good fortune to others.
- Ambrose Bierce

Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.
- Eric Butterworth

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

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
- Euripides

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere.
Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them.
In some form or other, we pay for her favors;
or we go empty away.
- Amelia Barr

Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand
the violence of her onslaughts.
- Titus Livius

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards.
Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
- Francis Quarles

The songs certainly have not made my fortune,
but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in.
- Sydney Carter

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
- Honore de Balzac

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
You are the architect and builder of your own life,
fortune, destiny.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler,
and through him found God once again.
That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!
- Robert Ley

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
- Anatole France

Luckily, I have the good fortune of being on the same team as Ray Lewis.
I don't have to face him on Sunday.
- Jamal Lewis

I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee.
Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
- Leonard Maltin

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.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names
of the one and selfsame God.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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.
- Baltasar Gracian

There is no formula to making it to the NFL other than
good fortune and and playing well in college.
- Dante Hall

The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
- Titus Livius

Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Fortune favors the brave.
- Terence

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
he had not the method of making a fortune.
- Thomas Gray

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse,
front its blows with brave hearts.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!
- Petrarch

The woman who can create her own job
is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
- Amelia Earhart

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
- Virgil

Action makes more fortune than caution.
- Charlotte Whitton

It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut
the training and go straight to fame and fortune,
and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
- Lesley Garrett

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act,
and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
- Francis Quarles

I've had ample contact with lawyers,
and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.
- Wilson Mizner

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels.
Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

If a man's fortune does not fit him,
it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up,
if too small it pinches him.
- Horace

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

Noble bold is an accident of fortune;
noble actions characterize the great.
- Carlo Goldoni

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the
office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
- Ulysses S. Grant

There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
- Sophocles

It is we that are blind, not fortune.
- Thomas Browne

There's not a fortune to be made doing voiceover work
unless you're one of the main voices on The Simpsons.
See, there's The Simpsons, and then there's everything else.
- Patrick Warburton

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I never admire another's fortune so much that I became
dissatisfied with my own.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics
of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
- Taylor Caldwell


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