Quotes by fortune

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  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    In Montana, where Sen. William Andrews Clark made his fortune and lost his reputation, people had assumed that all his children were long dead. After all, he was born in 1839 and was of age to serve in the Civil War.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
    Anatole France
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    Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
    Jane Austen
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    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn Brooks White
    American writer 1899-1985
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    It is at a fair that man can be drunk forever on liquor, love, or fights; at a fair that your front pocket can be picked by a trotting horse looking for sugar, and your hind pocket by a thief looking for his fortune.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
    Nicolas Chamfort
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    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.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
    Friedrich von Schiller
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    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.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
  • Francesco Petrarca
    Francesco Petrarca
    Italian scholar, humanist and poet 1304-1374
    Francesco Petrarca
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    It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
    Thomas Browne
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    It is we that are blind, not fortune.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
  • Adam Baldwin
    Adam Baldwin
    American actor 1962-
    Adam Baldwin
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    It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.
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