"Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not"
- Ben Jonson
About this Quote
This quote indicates that an individual who has actually experienced rotten luck yet has not been deceived by their good luck will never be beat or squashed. It recommends that those who are durable in the face of adversity are much more likely to do well than those who depend solely on good luck.
"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 in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures"
"Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind"