155 Fortune Quotes to Inspire Success and Abundance in Your Life

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The Most Famous Fortune Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Fortune always will confer an aura of worth, unworthily; and in this world The lucky person passes for a genius. — Euripides

When Fortune means to men most good, She looks upon them with a threatening eye. — William Shakespeare

Fortune moulds and circumscribes human affairs as she pleases. [Lat., Fortuna humana fingit artatque ut lubet.] — Plautus

Fortune is an evil chain to the body, and vice to the soul. — Epictetus

Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us. — Vincent Voiture

Fortune provides a man's table with luxuries, virtue with only a frugal meal. — Democritus

If fortune smiles, who doesn't? If fortune doesn't, who does? — Chinese Proverbs

Fortune, delighting in her cruel task, and playing her wanton game untiringly, is ever shifting her uncertain favours. — Horace

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence. — Chinese Proverbs

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. — Henry David Thoreau

Short Fortune Quotes

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  • Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money. — Jackie Mason
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn
  • Sitting with the poor and less fortunate people removes the ego and pride from your heart. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
  • A great goal in life is the only fortune worth finding. — Jackie Kennedy
  • Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn
  • Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it. — Tupac Shakur
  • Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration,and inspiration. — Evan Esar
  • He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. — Benjamin Franklin
  • Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am. — Roger Moore
  • Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune. — Jim Rohn

Top 10 Fortune Quotes

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If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. — Confucius

Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money. — Jackie Mason

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn

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. — Hermann Hesse

God has blessed you richly, so get down on your knees and thank him. Don’t forget the less fortunate or God will personally kick your ass. I’d love to do it for him, but I can’t be everywhere. — Willie Nelson

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. — Karen Horney

Sitting with the poor and less fortunate people removes the ego and pride from your heart. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

A great goal in life is the only fortune worth finding. — Jackie Kennedy

The person who does not believe in miracles surely makes it certain that he or she will never take part in one. — William Blake

Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn

Fortune Image Quotes

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Fortune quote by Roger Moore

Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am. — Roger Moore

Fortune quote by Virgil

Fortune sides with him who dares. — Virgil

Fortune quote If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
Fortune quote by Tecumseh

From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune. — Tecumseh

Fortune quote by George Bernard Shaw

The harder I work the more I live. — George Bernard Shaw

Fortune quote by Lil' Kim

Life's a wheel of fortune and y'all can't buy a vowel. — Lil' Kim

Fortune quote Formal education will make you a living, self-education will
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Fortune quote by Niccolo Machiavelli

It is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman. — Niccolo Machiavelli

Fortune quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Fortune quote by Arthur Schopenhauer

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Fortune quote by Cormac McCarthy

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. — Cormac McCarthy

Fortune quote by William Shakespeare

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. — William Shakespeare

Fortune quote by Andrew Tobias

Nobody wants campaign finance reform more than me. It would save me a fortune. — Andrew Tobias

Fortune quote Audentis fortuna iuvat. / Fortune favors the brave.
Audentis fortuna iuvat. / Fortune favors the brave.

Miss Fortune Quotes

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When I read in Fortune magazine that Warren Buffet, the billionaire investor and one of the world's richest men, was investing in a direct sales (network marketing) company, I decided I was missing something. — David Bach

Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave. — Baltasar Gracian

I know I am--that simplest bliss The millions of my brothers miss. I know the fortune to be born, Even to the meanest wretch they scorn. — Bayard Taylor

Fortune quote Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

I always feel that I have missed some good fortune if I am away from home when my bees swarm. What a delightful summer sound it is! How they come pouring out of the hive, twenty or thirty thousand bees, each striving to get out first! — John Burroughs

So may I, blind fortune leading me, Miss that which one unworthier may attain, And die with grieving. — William Shakespeare

Hairbreadth missings of happiness look like the insults of Fortune. — Henry Fielding

Fortune quote Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

The time we waste never comes again. The opportunities we miss never come again. The loves we lose never come again. Indeed, in this world of constant change we are fortunate that these things never come again. — Frederick Lenz

You always miss a great player, but I think the players on this team have taken a lot of pride in overcoming obstatcles when we have a player down ? not only the offensive players, but the defensive players. We were very fortunate that we played that well. — Bobby Petrino

But we made our own fun, mostly. I recall a time, many years later, when American children seemed unable to amuse themselves without a fortune in electrical and electronic equipment. We had no fancy equipment and did not miss it. — Maureen Johnson

Everybody is very much alike, really. But fortunately, perhaps, they don't realise it. - Miss Marple — Agatha Christie

Bad Fortune Quotes

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A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune. — Horace

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You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. — Cormac McCarthy

I understand that, today, some developers are asking architects to design eye-catching, iconic buildings. Fortunately, I've not had that kind of client so far. — Fumihiko Maki

Fortune quote Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; But great minds rise above it.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; But great minds rise above it.

Mankind accepts good fortune as his due, but when bad occurs, he thinks it was aimed at him, done to him, a hex, a curse, a punishment by his deity for some transgression, as though his god were a petty storekeeper, counting up the day's receipts. — Sheri S. Tepper

We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love. — Joshua Prager

Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good. — Aristotle

Fortune quote Fortune favors the bold.
Fortune favors the bold.

Members of Congress are incredibly blessed and fortune to have the jobs that we have. Nobody makes us run. Every two years we offer for public office, and if you don't want to do it then don't run. But the notion that you can make $174,000 in this country and be underpaid is laughable. — Trey Gowdy

He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face, unbending both to good and bad; his countenance unconquered. — Boethius

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune. — Jules Renard

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. — Seneca

Fortune And Luck Quotes

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O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits. Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire. — John L. Bates

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The harder I work the more I live. — George Bernard Shaw

I wanted, I think, to acknowledge Luck: the chance of it, the benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others; made especially savage for children because they may not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it. — Paul Newman

Fortune quote The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she lo
The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves, but for those who haven't had the fortune of finding happiness, I am there.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. — Seneca

Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune. — Ludwig von Mises

I was 16 when I quit gymnastics and decided to start acting. I started booking immediately after. I was very lucky and fortunate, but I also did the hard work. Half of it's hard work and half of it's luck. It's been working out so far. Fingers crossed for the future. — Nina Dobrev

Fortune quote If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewher
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life. — Mark Twain

Come, my friend, forget your foes, and leave your fears behind, And wander forth to try your luck, with cheerful, quiet mind; For be your fortune great or small, you take what God will give, And all the day your heart will say, "'Tis luck enough to live. — Henry Van Dyke

Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. — Ovid

The harder I work, the luckier I become. — Terry Pratchett

Fortune Telling Quotes

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I'm not hungry for success. I am only hungry for good work, and that is how it is with most superstars. Every day I tell myself how fortunate I am to be where I am. — Akshay Kumar

Fortune-telling doesn't reveal the future; it mirrors the present. It resonates against what your subconscious already knows and hauls it up out of the darkness so you can get a good look at it. — Charles de Lint

England a fortune-telling host, As num'rous as the stars, could boast; Matrons, who toss the cup, and see The grounds of Fate in grounds of tea. — Charles Churchill

Fortune quote Everyone can learn everyday, unfortunately, not everyone learns. That is, fortun
Everyone can learn everyday, unfortunately, not everyone learns. That is, fortunately, your greatest opportunity.

The realm of superstitions, fortune-telling, presentiments, intuition, dreams, all this is the inner life of a human being, and all this is the hardest thing to film. — Krzysztof Kieslowski

Retarded kids are the best. When they ask for an autograph I just fake sign a picture and tell them that it's in invisible ink and it will show up later. They totally buy it. It saves me a fortune in markers. — Zach Braff

The wheel of fortune [...] tells us that we all only want victory. We all want to triumph. But we all have to learn to endure what comes. We have to learn to treat misfortune and great fortune with indifference. That is wisdom. — Philippa Gregory

Fortune quote Every man is the smith of his own fortune.
Every man is the smith of his own fortune.

God doesn't tell us to care for the less fortunate, He demands it. — Katie Davis

Fortunately my wife is understanding. When I come home from the races she never asks any questions, if I tell her I just ate a $380 hot dog. — Tim Conway

I think the worst lie I ever told was, because my last name is Goth, I used to tell kids at school that I used to be related to 'Van Gogh' and when I turned 18, I would inherit all the fortune from the sunflower painting. — Mia Goth

Misfortunes tell us what fortune is. — Thomas Fuller

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He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at. — Epictetus

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. — Lao Tzu

I got one entire song from fortune cookies (Land of Sunshine). On another one, I took words from different Frank Sinatra songs and pasted them together. Another one, I was just driving around and there was a piece of paper on the ground, so I stole it. — Mike Patton

Purpose, pattern, and people, the three P's at the heart of life. — Charles Handy

If we followed our own advice, we'd be successful. — Fred Astaire

I got a fortune cookie that said, "To remember is to understand." I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child. — Anna Quindlen

Wealth can't buy heath, but heath can buy wealth. — Henry David Thoreau

Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies. — Edward Abbey

A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough. — Benjamin Franklin

Successful salesman: someone who has found a cure for the common cold shoulder. — Robert Orben

Wheel Of Fortune Quotes

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Life's a wheel of fortune and y'all can't buy a vowel. — Lil' Kim

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost. — Confucius

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. — Gautama Buddha

Withersoever the wheel of Fortune turns, Virtue stands firm upon her feet. — Benvenuto Cellini

In the modern era, it isn't enough to write, you must also be the Writer, with a capital 'W,' and play your part as the protagonist in the cautionary narrative in which you will fail or triumph, be in or out, hot or cold, ride the wheel of fortune. — Tony Kushner

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

I jumped off the wheel of fortune because I wanted to simplify things. Now I've fulfilled my obligations to myself by making my new record. I'd like it to sell millions of copies, but my self - worth is not based on chart positions. — Roland Gift

There is a rabble among the gentry as well as the commonalty; a sort of plebeian heads whose fancy moves with the same wheel as these men?in the same level with mechanics, though their fortunes do sometimes gild their infirmities and their purses compound for their follies. — Thomas Browne

You will lose what you value most, so treasure it while you can. — Richelle Mead

North Korea is creating its own time zone. It's going to push the country's time back a half hour. So it's not bad enough that they don't have food and they're ruled by an insane dictator. Now they have to wait until 8:00 to watch 'Wheel of Fortune.' — Conan O'Brien

Good Fortune Quotes

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Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me. The long brown path before me leading me wherever I choose. Henceforth, I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune. Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing. — Walt Whitman

I am not carrying on a war of extermination against the Romans. I am contending for honor and empire. My ancestors yielded to Roman valour. I am endeavouring that others, in their turn, will be obliged to yield to my good fortune, and my valour. — Hannibal

The most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do. — Abraham Maslow

Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Believe in good fortune, divine guidance, right action, and all the blessings of life. — Joseph Murphy

Wrestling seemed like something I might be good at, so I stuck with it and gave it a shot. I ended up in a pretty good place. I was very fortunate. — Seth Rollins

It snowed all day long, fortunately it didn't stay on the road. It was very, very cold today. Fortunately, the wind was at my back. The terrain was rolly but not big hills. The first miles were like usual tough, but I felt quite good from there till the end of 10 miles. — Terry Fox

Some are born virtuous, some become virtuous. To be good by nature is indeed fortunate but to become good is like walking on a double-edged sword; it takes a longer time and is more painful. — Umera Ahmed

Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. — Emmeline Pankhurst

A good summary of investing history is that stocks pay a fortune in the long run, but seek punitive damages when you demand to be paid sooner. — Morgan Housel

Fortunately, however, we no longer have to argue that self -love is not only necessary and good but that it also is a prerequisite for loving others. — Rollo May

Luck Quotes

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Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. — Dalai Lama

Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come. — Serena Williams

Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter, so enjoy your day. — Debbie Shapiro

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have. — Thomas Jefferson

Success is a result of consistent practice of winning skills and actions. There is nothing miraculous about the process. There is no luck involved. — Bill Russell

Good luck, Mr. Gorsky! — Neil Armstrong

Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. — Abdul Kalam

Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it. Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it — Roald Amundsen

I look into eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, I am going to bury you. — Seve Ballesteros

If my efforts have led to greater success than usual, this is due, I believe, to the fact that during my wanderings in the field of medicine, I have strayed onto paths where the gold was still lying by the wayside. It takes a little luck to be able to distinguish gold from dross, but that is all. — Robert Koch

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More Fortune Quotes

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We are all in this world together, and the only test of our character that matters is how we look after the least fortunate among us. How we look after each other, not how we look after ourselves. That's all that really matters, I think. — Tommy Douglas

If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers, we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats, we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models. — Lester B. Pearson

I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence. — Eugene V. Debs

I don't need to put jewels on to make myself feel important. I'd rather drop them for the benefit of less fortunate people. I don't need to put gold on my body, and I'm not criticizing people who do, but for me, I'd rather be around my family and see them be happy because that's worth more to me than gold. — Immortal Technique

A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror. — George Gurdjieff

God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion, and then exacting from the contributors-to whom a little means so much-a double share to guard the treasure! — Sayings

The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there. — Yves Saint Laurent

The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise. — Miguel de Cervantes

Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches. I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed. — Saadi Shirazi

(The discovery of penicillin) was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem. — Alexander Fleming

The highest test of the civilization of any race is in its willingness to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. — Booker T. Washington

We Masons are among the fortunate ones who are taught to meet together with others opposing convictions or competitive ideas and yet respect each other as Brothers. — Albert Pike

In Conclusion

Fortune quotes remind us that success and failure are part of life's journey. They emphasize the significance of being grateful for what we have and acknowledging that external circumstances can influence our paths. These quotes often teach us not to solely rely on fortune but instead work hard, be persistent, and remain optimistic. They encourage us to embrace challenges, learn from setbacks, and keep striving for success, as fortune favors the bold. By reading quotes about fortune, we may gain valuable insights into how to navigate the unpredictable nature of life and make the most of the opportunities that come our way.

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