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Every person - with his or her own skills, abilities and uniqueness - can contribute to others and bring great joy to those that fortune has not smiled upon.
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
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.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
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.
In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce. So I'm still useful, you see.
Cast away care, he that loves sorrow Lengthens not a day, nor can buy tomorrow; Money is trash, and he that will spend it, Let him drink merrily, fortune will send it.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
P. T. Barnum
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art.
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
Risk means everything from being honest about your faith, to moving, to quitting a job that's paying you a fortune but it's not what's in your heart. Risking things is one of the biggest fears we have.
It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
Ulysses S. Grant
These are hallowed moments, when every American has reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn.
Nelson A. Miles
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.
Fortune sides with him who dares.
Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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