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Fortune, now see, now proudly Pluck off thy veil, and view thy triumph; look, Look what thou hast brought this land to!-- (Quote by - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher)

If hindrances obstruct the way, Thy magnanimity display. And let thy strength be seen: But O, if Fortune fill thy sail With more than a propitious gale, Take half thy canvas in. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much. (Quote by - Horace)

Any one who is prosperous may by the turn of fortune's wheel become most wretched before evening. (Quote by - Marcellinus Ammianus)

Many things happen between the cup and the upper lip. (Quote by - Aulus Gellius)

It is the fortunate who should extol fortune. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

That conceit, elegantly expressed by the Emperor Charles V., in his instructions to the King, his son, "that fortune hath somewhat the nature of a woman, that if she be too much wooed she is the farther off." (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Just for a handful of silver he left us, Just for a ribbon to stick in his coat; Found the one gift of which Fortune bereft us, Lost all the others she lets us devote. (Quote by - Robert Browning)

Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction. (Quote by - Claudian)

All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and. . . you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold. (Quote by - Anita Brookner)

Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me. I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all, and verge enough for more. (Quote by - John Dryden)

The bitter dregs of Fortune's cup to drain. (Quote by - Homer)

Fortune favors the brave. (Quote by - Claudian)

Every individual is the architect of his own fortune. (Quote by - Appius Claudius)

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, He had not the method of making a fortune. (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune: for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave. (Quote by - Edward Gibbon)

Neuer thinke you fortune can beare the sway, Where Virtue's force, can cause her to obay. (Quote by - Elizabeth I)

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. (Quote by - Sallust)

Ill fortune seldom comes alone. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together. (Quote by - Douglas Jerrold)

You carry Caesar and Caesar's fortune. (Quote by - Julius Caesar)

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. (Quote by - Bible)

Fortune, the great commandress of the world, Hath divers ways to advance her followers: To some she gives honor without deserving; To other some, deserving without honor; Some wit, some wealth,--and some, wit without wealth; Some wealth without wit; some nor wit nor wealth. (Quote by - George Chapman)


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