A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on fortune


Fortune Favors the Bold.

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

Source: The Aeneid

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A Quote by Mekhilta on prosperity, fortune, and gratitude

Do not be like those who honor their gods in prosperity and curse them in adversity. Rather, in pleasure or in pain, give thanks.


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A Quote by Aeschylus on good life, success, happiness, death, and fortune

Hold him alone truly fortunate who has ended his life in happy well-being

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on life, fortune, and difficult life

"He sido un hombre afortunado en la vida, nada me ha sido facil."

     "I've been a fortunate man in life, nothing has come easy"

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: on a sign in a park in Atenas, Costa Rica

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A Quote by anonymous on fortune, loss, and gain

’Tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good.


Source: Tusser: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, xiii.

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A Quote by Richard Avedon on richard avedon, photography, photo, studio, fortune, and philosophy

I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense... symbolic of themselves. I often feel that people come to me to be photographed as they would go to a doctor or a fortune teller - to find out how they are.

Richard Avedon


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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on bear, fortune, and temptation

So here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune,' but 'To bear this worthily is a good fortune.'

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by silent lotus on love, life, fortune, truth, living, and spirituality

" Your fortune is misfortune if it is not Love." ..... silent lotus

silent lotus


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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, fortune, habits, justice, power, prosperity, time, and trust

Cling tooth and nail to the following rule: Not to give in to adversity, never to trust prosperity, and always to take full note of fortune's habit of behaving just as she pleases, treating her as if she were actually going to do everything it is in her power to do. Whatever you have been expecting for some time comes as less of a shock.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on fortune and energy

To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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