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Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.

Author: Eric Butterworth


Each man is the smith of his own fortune.

Author: Appius Claudius Caecus


Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.

Author: Charles V (1500-1558)

Profession: King of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor.

Every individual is the architect of his own fortune.

Author: Appius Claudius (4th - 3rd BC)

Profession: Aristocratic Roman Statesman, General

It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune's always here.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.

Author: Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857)

Profession: British Humorist, Playwright