fortune

A Quote by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) on body, fortune, honor, and soul

As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul.

Ptolemy (100 - 178)

Source: Tetrabiblos

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A Quote by Plutarch on change, fate, fortune, and life

In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Pierre Charron on certainty, fortune, good, and men

Whatever difference there may appear to be in men's fortunes, there is still a certain compensation of good and ill in all, that makes them equal.

Pierre Charron (1541 - 1603)

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on earth and fortune

How fortune brings to earth the oversure!

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on bravery, fortune, and love

Fortune and love favor the brave.

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ambition, fortune, gold, good, honor, indifference, learning, life, passion, reward, and youth

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. While we are permitted to scorn nothing but indifference, and do not pretend to undervalue the worldly rewards of ambition, we have seen with our own eyes, beyond and above the gold fields, the snowy heights of honor, and it is for us to bear the report to those who come after us.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Memorial Day address, 1884

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A Quote by O. Henry on adventure, chance, and fortune

Fortune is a prize to be won. Adventure is the road to it. Chance is what may lurk in the shadows at the roadside.

O. Henry (1862 - 1910)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on achievement, fortune, and virtue

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which [is] achieved without either.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1513

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on beginning, fortune, and ideas

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on fortune, good, and sales

He who brings goods for sale is blessed with good fortune, but he who keeps them till the price rises is accursed.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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