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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 fortune quotes from that same writer.

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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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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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Behind every great fortune there is a crime. Honoré de Balzac

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Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune's always here. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave. James Russell Lowell

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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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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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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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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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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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Speedy exception is the mother of good fortune.

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Against change of fortune set a brave heart.

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

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

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Fortune favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

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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

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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

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

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