Quotes: fortune

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  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
    Publilius Syrus
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    A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.
  • A. A. Milne
    A. A. Milne
    English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books 1882-1956
    A. A. Milne
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    Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    A great fortune is a great slavery.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
  • Ben Johnston
    Ben Johnston
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    Commerce is one of the daughters of Fortune, inconsistent and deceitful as her mother. she chooses her residence where she is least expected, and shifts her home when in appearance she seems firmly settled.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
    Bhagavad Gita
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    He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
    Molière
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    The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    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 by shallows and in misery.
  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    British poet 1716-1771
    Thomas Gray
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    Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.
  • Eden Phillpotts
    Eden Phillpotts
    English author, poet and dramatist 1862-1960
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    A happy marriage is still the greatest treasure within the gift of fortune.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
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