Against fortune the carter cracks his whip in vain.
[Fr., Centre fortune, la diverse un chartier rompit nazardes son fouet.]
His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.
The day of fortune is like a harvest day,
We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
There is certainly no defence or water -proof garment against adverse fortune which is, on the whole, so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.
O fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle.
Many things happen between the cup and the upper lip.
When Fortune means to men most good, She looks upon them with a threatening eye.
It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, can rule nothing, but is ruled by prudence.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Fortune favours the bold.
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