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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on bravery, fortune, and sons

The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on fortune, good, and life

"Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life," but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on fortune, health, people, and reputation

There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on fame, fortune, life, soul, and time

In man's life, time is but a moment; being, a flux; sense is dim; the material frame corruptible; soul, an eddy of breath; fortune a thing inscrutable, and fame precarious.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: To Himself

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A Quote by Major General Sir William Napier on bravery, discipline, fortune, honor, and inferiority

Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor.

Major General Sir William Napier

Source: Peninsular War [1810]

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on acting, behavior, change, fortune, good, heart, virtue, and weakness

Good fortune almost always makes some change in a man's behavior - in his manner of speaking and acting. It is a great weakness to want to bedeck oneself in qualities which are not his own. If he esteemed virtue above all other things, neither the favors of fortune nor the advantages of position would change a man's face or heart.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on achievement, enemies, fame, fortune, love, principles, and self-love

Self-love is almost always the ruling principle of our friendships. It makes us avoid all our obligations in unprofitable situations, and even causes us to forget our hostility towards our enemies when they become powerful enough to help us achieve fame or fortune.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on dignity, fortune, people, soul, and virtue

We are more put off by people who parade their dignity than by people who show off their wardrobes. When people have to trick themselves out to gain attention, it is a sure sign that they are unworthy of it. If we want to make ourselves worthy, we can do so only by the innate eminence conferred by virtue. We hold great people in esteem more for the qualities of their soul than for the qualities of their fortune.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on character, failure, and fortune

It is a very common failing, never to be pleased with our fortune nor displeased with our character.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Mae West on belief, censorship, and fortune

I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.

Mae West (1892 - 1980)

Source: "My Little Chickadee," 1940.

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