Quotes by fortune

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  • Anna Held
    Anna Held
    Polish-born stage performer and singer 1872-1918
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    I don't want to get married, and I don't want to work after I'm 30, so I must manage my fortune somehow in the next seven years.
  • Little Richard
    Little Richard
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    I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning.
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller
    American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
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    I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
  • I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
  • Hermann Hesse
    Hermann Hesse
    German-born Swiss novelist and poet 1877-1962
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    I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    Roman poet 70-19 BC
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    I have lived, and I have run the course which fortune allotted me; and now my shade shall descend illustrious to the grave.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
  • Alfred Russel Wallace
    Alfred Russel Wallace
    British naturalist, explorer, anthropologist and biologist 1823-
    Alfred Russel Wallace
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    I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
  • Plautus
    Plautus
    Roman comic poet BC 254-184
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    I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    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.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
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    If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.
  • Bodhidharma
    Bodhidharma
    semi-legendary Buddhist monk
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    If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
  • Boethius
    Boethius
    Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
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    In every adversity of fortune, to have been happy is the most unhappy kind of misfortune.
    Source: De Consolatione Philosophia Book II, section 4, line 4
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