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Positive Quotes about Fortune

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An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

 

You leave home to seek your fortune and,
when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
- Anita Baker

Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
- John Ray

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
- Thomas Fuller

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

I'm one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day.
I've had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific
people who have hired me.
- Rob Paulsen

When they take surveys of women in business,
of the Fortune 500, the successful women,
80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.
- Billie Jean King

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

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
- Virgil

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
- Anatole France

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune,
whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day

I beg my Children to be just and virtuous,
never to disgrace my name or theirs,
and then they are out of fortune's power.
- Thomas Willis

I had no ambition to make a fortune.
Mere money-making has never been my goal,
I had an ambition to build.
- Eden Phillpotts

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Some of the characters in the story had a fortune in fantasy lives.
- R. Z. Sheppard

One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything.
A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top,
and without that element of luck, you've no chance.
- John Barrow

It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut
the training and go straight to fame and fortune,
and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
- Lesley Garrett

It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune;
to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
- Titus Livius

How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!
- Petrarch

Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's
idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
- David Antin

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.
- Edward Koch

Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
- Torquato Tasso

There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
- Sophocles

A man willing to work, and unable to find work,
is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
- Thomas Carlyle

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
- Bodhidharma

A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the
trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in
whose light others may follow in the years to come.
- Denis Waitley

By going solo I could lose a fortune but money is not important.
- Barry Gibb

I don't need to make a fortune, I need to survive.
- Solomon Burke

Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
- Raymond Queneau

We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to
secure the respect and attention of people who would
otherwise look straight through us.
- Alain de Botton

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune;
for they are impediments to great enterprises,
either of virtue or mischief.
- Francis Bacon

It has become a certainty now that if you will only
advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything.
- Anthony Trollope

We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
- Charles Kuralt

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side,
may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
- Herodotus

Action makes more fortune than caution.
- Charlotte Whitton

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable,
for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
- Jonathan Swift

Luckily, I have the good fortune of being on the same team as Ray Lewis.
I don't have to face him on Sunday.
- Jamal Lewis

It's sometimes unnerving to think of that,
and I wish it were possible for all children in the
world to have the good fortune I've had in having a
giving and loving family.
- James MacArthur

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
- Adolf Hitler

Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler,
and through him found God once again.
That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!
- Robert Ley

It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning
myself at this day with what appears at first sight
and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
- Arthur E. Waite

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth,
the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
- Ayn Rand

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow,
and everyday that fortune grants you,
count as gain.
- Horace

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.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Whatever fortune has raised to a height,
she has raised only to cast it down.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere.
- David Friedman

Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day
you can still make a small fortune in agriculture.
Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
- Jim Hightower

Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
- Sophocles

The responsibilities which are imposed by rank and
privilege and good fortune can...
become very onerous indeed.
- Robert Welch

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise,
has made them lucky.
- Michel de Montaigne

No man ever wetted clay and then left it,
as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
- Aeschylus

If I wasn't an actress I would run a fortune 500 company.
- Sela Ward

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it.
We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
- William Hazlitt

Friendless.
Having no favors to bestow.
Destitute of fortune.
Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
- Ambrose Bierce

Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.
- Eric Butterworth

Fortune favours the bold.
- Virgil

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
- Euripides

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

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth,
and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
- Rufus Choate


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