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Famous Fortune Quotes

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A list of the best fortune quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous fortune quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic fortune quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about fortune?" and "What are inspirational fortune quotes?"

This list includes notable fortune quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest fortune quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite fortune sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.

    Francis Bacon More
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    Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

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    Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.

    Eric Butterworth More
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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.

    John Dryden More
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    Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson More
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    Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

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

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    Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.

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    Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.

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    Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.

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    Against change of fortune set a brave heart.

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    Speedy exception is the mother of good fortune.

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    Fortune does not so much change men, as it unmasks them.

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    There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.

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

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    new! There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.

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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.

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    A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.

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    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 More
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    Fortune favors the prepared mind.

    Louis Pasteur More
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    I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear.

    Ovid More
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    One's best fortune, or, their worst is their spouse.

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    Fortune sides with him who dares.

    Virgil More
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    Fortune favors the brave.

    Virgil More
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    Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.

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    Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.

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    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 by shallows and in misery

    William Shakespeare More
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    Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.

    John Ruskin More
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    We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau More
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    Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid.

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    In bad fortune hold out, in good hold in.

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    Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

    Walt Whitman More
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