Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a 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.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time.
A man is thirty years old before he has any settled thoughts of his fortune; it is not completed before fifty. He falls to building in his old age, and dies by the time his house is in a condition to be painted and glazed.
Action makes more fortune than caution.
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
We make a goddess of Fortune ... and place her in the highest heaven. But it is not fortune that is exalted and powerful, but we ourselves that are abject and weak.
Fortune, like other females, prefers a lover to a master, and submits with impatience to control; but he that wooes her with opportunity and importunity will seldom court her in vain.
There are some men who are fortune's favorites, and who, like cats, light forever on their legs.
Receive the gifts of fortune without pride, and part with them without reluctance.
There is nothing which continues longer than a moderate fortune; nothing of which one sees sooner the end than a large fortune.
The good, we do it; the evil, that is fortune; man is always right, and destiny always wrong.
Dame Fortune, like most others of the female sex, is generally most indulgent to the nimble-mettled blockheads.
A broken fortune is like a falling column; the lower it sinks, the greater weight it has to sustain.
The most wretched fortune is safe; for there is no fear of anything worse.
[Lat., Fortuna miserrima tuta est:
Nam timor eventus deterioris abest.]
Every man should stay within his own fortune.
[Lat., Intera fortunam quisque debet manere suam.]
Fortune's unjust; she ruins oft the brave, and him who should be victor, makes the slave.
Lucky men are favorites of Heaven.
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