fortune

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on courage and fortune

Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sarah Knowles Bolton on envy, failure, faith, fate, fear, fighting, fortune, god, heart, heroism, hope, justice, life, love, planning, trust, words, work, world, and zest

The Inevitable I like the man who faces what he must, With step triumphant and a heart of cheer; Who fights the daily battle without fear; Sees his hopes fail, yet keeps unfaltering trust That God is God,-that somehow true and just His plans work out for mortals; not a tear Is shed when fortune, which the world holds dear, Falls from his grasp - better, with love, a crust Than living in dishonor; envies not, Nor loses faith in man; but does his best, Nor ever murmurs at his humbler lot But with a smile and words of hope, gives zest To every toiler; he alone is great Who by a life heroic conquers fate.

Sarah Knowles Bolton (1841 - 1916)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on character, fortune, fraud, honesty, injustice, kindness, success, and time

It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune. . . .

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on fortune and power

I am not now in fortune's power: He that is down can fall no lower.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 877.

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on beginning, blessings, fortune, and health

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on driving, fortune, good, hunger, and trouble

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man's fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on fortune, misfortune, privacy, and quiet

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock in a thunderstorm.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on aim, fortune, life, and worth

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on fortune, heart, and losing

Italy, my Italy! Queen Mary's saying serves for me (When fortune's malice Lost her Calais): "Open my heart, and you will see Graved inside of it 'Italy.'"

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: De Gustibus.

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A Quote by Robert Blair on consequences, correction, discipline, fortune, heart, knowledge, mind, principles, and virtue

That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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