Fortune sides with him who dares.
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
My pride fell with my fortunes.
How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!
My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
Fortune favors the bold.
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.