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Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold. Eric Butterworth
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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
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Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune's always here. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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
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Behind every great fortune there is a crime. Honoré de Balzac
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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. Montesquieu
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He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. Benjamin Franklin
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Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much. Horace
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Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment. Euripides
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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester. Francis Quarles
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Against change of fortune set a brave heart.
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A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
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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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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
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Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave. James Russell Lowell
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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. François de La Rochefoucauld
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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. Ovid
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Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry. Oliver Goldsmith
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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
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Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken. Publilius Syrus
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Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil
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Fortune favors the brave. Virgil
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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. Mark Twain
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Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor. John Ruskin
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We do not know what is really good or bad fortune. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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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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One's best fortune, or, their worst is their spouse.
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Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. Walt Whitman
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new! 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
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Fortune favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur
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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
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