Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
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.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
My shows aren't about trying to save some place, because I don't feel that's the right venue for it. That's my politics right there: Don't bring politics to my shows.
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.
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.