Saturday, 6 October 2012


A great fortune is a great slavery. - Unknown

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. - Sallust

Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them. - Suzanne Necker

Fortune favours the bold. - Virgil

Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry. - Oliver Goldsmith

Fortune sometimes turns round like a mill wheel and he who was yesterday at the top lies today at the bottom. -  Miquel de Cervantes

He has not acquired a fortune, the fortune has acquired him. - Bion

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. - Benjamin Franklin
If Fortune calls, offer her a seat. - Unknown

It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence. - John Dryden 

It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. - Seneca

The mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands. - Francis Bacon

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends. - Cicero

To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon. - Chinese Proverb

We should manage our fortunes as we do our health – enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down. - Seneca

When fortune wishes to bring mighty events to a successful conclusion, she selects some man of spirit and ability who knows how to seize the opportunity she offers. - Niccolo Machiavelli

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