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Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.
P. T. Barnum
The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means.
P. T. Barnum
Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
Rejoicing in the good fortune of others is a practice that can help us when we feel emotionally shut down and unable to connect with others. Rejoicing generates good will.
In my lifetime, I've discovered a great many incredibly talented individuals. Some have achieved stardom. Simultaneously, I've seen many dreams shattered, egos destroyed and lives changed forever. The end destination may well be fame and fortune, but the road to stardom is littered with broken hearts.
Fortune favours the bold.
My whole life was foretold to me. An old Romany gypsy read my fortune.
We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
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.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
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.
Charles de Montesquieu
Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune' but 'To bear this worthily is good fortune.'
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it.
John F. Kennedy
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