Fortune and love favor the brave.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
Fortune favors the bold.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
A fool is wise in his eyes.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle.
Fortune sides with him who dares.
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
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.
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
Every man is a deity. A god playing the fool.
We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.