fortune

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on addiction, common sense, fortune, and truth

FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on fortune and good

Calamities, n. of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on fortune, good, life, and misfortune

CALAMITY, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on action, architecture, destiny, fortune, life, and planning

Your life will be no better than the plans you make, and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, and destiny.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on books, fortune, manners, and principles

Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes, Tenets with books, and principles with times.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 172.

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on courage, danger, fortune, and heart

As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In the instant of danger, the courage of his heart here, and scorn to fly.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fortune and god

High fortune, this in man's eye is god and more than god is this.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Libation Bearers, Lines 59-60

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fortune, god, good, and men

Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Libation Bearers, 59

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