Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.
For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Fortune leaves always some door open to come at a remedy.
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.
A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever
If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don't let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else's advertising.
I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
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.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
If noble death be virtue's chiefest part, We above all men are by Fortune blest, Striving with freedom's crown to honor Greece, we died, and here in endless glory rest
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.