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51 Fortune Quotes

Ill fortune seldom comes alone.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Cymon and Iphigenia (l. 592)

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Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me. I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all, and verge enough for more.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Don Sebastian (act I, sc. 1)

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Neuer thinke you fortune can beare the sway, Where Virtue's force, can cause her to obay.

Elizabeth I Quotes , Source: preserved by George Putnam in his "Art of Poesie", bk. III, "Of Ornament"

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Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

Euripides Quotes , Source: Pirithous

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Many things happen between the cup and the upper lip. [Lat., Multa intersunt calicem et labrum summum.]

Aulus Gellius Quotes , Source: Translation of Greek Proverb (bk. XIII, 17, 3)

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Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave.

Edward Gibbon Quotes , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. LXXI)

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It is the fortunate who should extol fortune. [Ger., Das Gluck erhebe billig der Begluckte.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Torquato Tasso (II, 3, 115)

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The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe. [Ger., Ein tag der Gunst ist wie ein Tag der Ernte, Man muss geschaftig sein sobald sie reift.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Torquato Tasso (IV, 4, 62)

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Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Torquato Tasso (IV, 4, 62)

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Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.

Charles V Quotes

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A pioneer is generally a man who has outlived his credit or fortune in the cultivated parts.

Benjamin Rush Quotes

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Every individual is the architect of his own fortune.

Appius Claudius Quotes

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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.

Anita Brookner Quotes

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Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

Horace Quotes

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Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.

James Russell Lowell Quotes

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Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.

Vincent Voiture Quotes

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Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.

Vincent Voiture Quotes

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Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes

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Deals under a hundred mil are for shoe clerks.

Hunt Brothers Quotes

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It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.

John Dryden Quotes

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Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Sallust Quotes

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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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