fortune

A Quote by William Shakespeare on art, change, day, earth, fate, fortune, friendship, heaven, hope, love, men, trouble, and wealth

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself, and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd, Desiring this man's art and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least; Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 29

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on fortune

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Fortune brings in some boats that are not steer'd.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Cymbeline, Act 4, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on fortune, gifts, god, good, and nature

God hath blessed you with a good name: to be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3, scene 3.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on blindness, fortune, gifts, good, honesty, mistakes, nature, women, and world

Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be bestowed equally, I would we could do so; for her benefits are mightily misplaced; and the bountiful blind girl doth most mistake in her gifts to women. "Tis true; for those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest; and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favouredly. Nay, now thou goest from Fortune's office to Nature's. Fortune reigns in gifts of the world, not in the lineaments of Nature.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act I, sc. 2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on fortune

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Fortune knows we scorn her most when most she offers blows.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Anthony and Cleopatra, Act 3, Scene 11

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A Quote by William Penn on ambition, fortune, men, and power

The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on fortune and good

Henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by W. Mathews on blessings, difficulty, fortune, life, obstacles, power, and self-reliance

The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles one encounters on the road to fortune are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance. Peril is the element in which power is developed.

W. Mathews

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on fortune and kindness

Whatever may happen, every kind of fortune is to be overcome by bearing it.

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on effort and fortune

Fortune smiles upon our first effort. -Aspirat primo Fortuna labori

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

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