Fortune Quotes

Small: He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner
Benjamin Franklin
"He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner"
Benjamin Franklin, Politician
Small: It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher
Small: Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment
Euripides
"Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment"
Euripides, Poet
Small: The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giv
Francis Bacon
"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate"
Francis Bacon, Philosopher
Small: I never admire anothers fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own
Cicero
"I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own"
Cicero, Philosopher
Small: Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken
Publilius Syrus
"Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken"
Publilius Syrus, Poet
Small: Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others
Ambrose Bierce
"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others"
Ambrose Bierce, Journalist
Small: Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people
Benjamin Disraeli
"Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit"
Benjamin Disraeli, Statesman
Small: Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
"Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing"
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Poet
Small: Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down
Seneca the Younger
"Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down"
Seneca the Younger, Statesman
Small: Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an
Seneca the Younger
"Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune"
Seneca the Younger, Statesman
Small: A great mind becomes a great fortune
Seneca the Younger
"A great mind becomes a great fortune"
Seneca the Younger, Statesman
Small: A great fortune is a great slavery
Seneca the Younger
"A great fortune is a great slavery"
Seneca the Younger, Statesman
Small: It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame di
Friedrich Schiller
"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"
Friedrich Schiller, Dramatist
Small: The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity
Samuel Johnson
"The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity"
Samuel Johnson, Author
Small: All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own.
Samuel Johnson
"All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it"
Samuel Johnson, Author
Small: A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favo
Samuel Johnson
"A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him"
Samuel Johnson, Author
Small: A mans felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perf
Thomas Carlyle
"A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: Fortune and love favor the brave
Ovid
"Fortune and love favor the brave"
Ovid, Poet
Small: The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of the
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune"
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Writer
Small: The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune"
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Writer
Small: People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may t
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune"
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Writer
Small: Most people know no other way of judging mens worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have me
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with"
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Writer
Small: Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites"
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Writer
Small: Fortune favors the brave
Terence
"Fortune favors the brave"
Terence, Playwright
Small: I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it
Mae West
"I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it"
Mae West, Actress
Small: Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor
John Ruskin
"Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor"
John Ruskin, Writer
Small: No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune
Plutarch
"No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune"
Plutarch, Philosopher
Small: Fortune sides with him who dares
Virgil
"Fortune sides with him who dares"
Virgil, Writer
Small: Fortune favours the bold
Virgil
"Fortune favours the bold"
Virgil, Writer
Small: The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune
William Penn
"The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune"
William Penn, Leader
Small: Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood
"Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner"
Walt Disney, Cartoonist
Small: The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to t
"The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes"
Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher
Small: The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation his friends,
Honore de Balzac
"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital"
Honore de Balzac, Novelist
Small: We do not know what is really good or bad fortune
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"We do not know what is really good or bad fortune"
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philosopher
Small: Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune
Arthur Schopenhauer
"Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune"
Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher
Small: If a mans fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story if too large it trips him up, if too smal
Horace
"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"
Horace, Poet
Small: Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time its ten to one if they hang long together
Douglas William Jerrold
"Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together"
Douglas William Jerrold, Dramatist
Small: Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much
Horace
"Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much"
Horace, Poet