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Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
– Honore de Balzac
Don’t be surprised at Fortune’s turns and twists: That wheel has spun a thousand yarns before.
Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.
– Isaac D’Israeli
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
– James Russell Lowell
Fortune, that favors fools.
– Ben Jonson
The truth is, the ‘Fortune’ 500 prefer lobbying to campaigning.
– Bradley A. Smith
Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
– Arthur Helps
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
– Benjamin Franklin
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
The Manhattan district attorney has closed the well-publicized investigation of the handling of the $300 million fortune of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark – without charging anyone with a crime.
– Bill Dedman
I didn’t want to be a ‘Fortune’ writer who was constrained in any way.
– Carol Loomis
Too few rejoice at a friend’s good fortune.
Fortune befriends the bold.
– Emily Dickinson
Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.
– Eric Butterworth
I made my money turning around distressed or bankrupt companies. I did 50-some of them in my career… I started on a shoestring and eventually built up quite a fortune.
– Michael Heisley
Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
My whole life was foretold to me. An old Romany gypsy read my fortune.
– Maureen O’Hara
I’ve spent my fortune, tarnished my public view and made myself the brunt of punch line after punch line.
– Mindy McCready
Life is ruthless, and its bestowal of fortune arbitrary and capricious. I’d been born to morons, and mine was a shabby life.
– M. J. Hyland
My face has always been my fortune anyway, not my body.
– Claire Bloom
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.
– Francis Herbert Hedge
How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!
Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.
– Marcus Valerius Martial
Action makes more fortune than caution.
– Charlotte Whitton
There is no formula to making it to the NFL other than good fortune and and playing well in college.
– Dante Hall
Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself, or his own virtue.
– David Mallet
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
Obamacare is, number one and maybe least importantly, it’s costing the country a fortune.
– Donald Trump
No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
– Mary Wortley Montagu
Fortune favors the audacious.
– Desiderius Erasmus