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Definition of Fortune

Fortune

  1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck; hap; also, the personified or deified power regarded as determining human success, apportioning happiness and unhappiness, and distributing arbitrarily or fortuitously the lots of life.
  2. That which befalls or is to befall one; lot in life, or event in any particular undertaking; fate; destiny; as, to tell one's fortune.
  3. That which comes as the result of an undertaking or of a course of action; good or ill success; especially, favorable issue; happy event; success; prosperity as reached partly by chance and partly by effort.
  4. Wealth; large possessions; large estate; riches; as, a gentleman of fortune.
  5. To make fortunate; to give either good or bad fortune to.
  6. To provide with a fortune.
  7. To presage; to tell the fortune of.
  8. To fall out; to happen.

Fortune Quotations

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
Baltasar Gracian

From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune. - Tecumseh
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
Tecumseh

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. - Jim Rohn
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen

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 in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
William Shakespeare
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Fortune Translations

fortune in Afrikaans is lot
fortune in Dutch is Fortuna
fortune in Dutch is lot, fortuin, fortuinlijkheid
fortune in Finnish is osa, onnetar
fortune in French is sort
fortune in Italian is patrimonio
fortune in Latin is fors fortis, fortuna, casus
fortune in Norwegian is formue, lykke, skjebne
fortune in Portuguese is fortuna
fortune in Spanish is fortuna
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