fortune

An aim in life is the only fortune worth the finding.

An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasure activity.

It is untrue to say a man has made his fortune when he is not capable of enjoying it.

An ounce of good fortune is worth a pound of discretion.

Those who have had no share in the good fortune of the mighty often have a share in their misfortune.

Lust for fame and fortune is like an intoxication. While a man is intoxicated, he doesn’t realize it. It’s only after it is all over that he realizes that everything is like an illusion. If men could realize this all the time, there would be much less trouble on earth, and there would be much happier people too.

By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love how may rule the world forever.

A truly great man is ever the same under all circumstances; and if his fortune varies, exalting him at one moment and oppressing him at another, he himself never varies, but always preserves a firm courage, which is so closely interwoven with his character that everyone can readily see that the fickleness of fortune has no power over him.

Where are we going?
We came only to be born.
Our home is beyond:
In the realm of the defleshed ones.
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I suffer:
Happiness, good fortune never comes my way.
Have I come here to struggle in vain?
This is not the place to accomplish things.
Certainly nothing grows green here:
Misfortune opens its blossoms.

From fortune to misfortune is a small step, but from misfortune to fortune is a big step.

Moderation has been declared a virtue so as to curb the ambition of the great and console lesser folk for their lack of fortune and merit.

The march of good fortune has backward slips: to retreat one or two paces gives wings to the jumper.

A good mind possesses a kingdom: a great fortune is a great slavery.

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner.

All fortune belongs to him who has a contented mind. Is not the whole earth covered with leather for him whose feet are encased in shoes?

Love, the last defense against old age – the last, and for those whose good fortune it is to have some one person to care for, or who have learned the infinitely difficult art of loving all their neighbors, the best.

Love, the last defense against old age – the last, and for those whose good fortune it is to have some one person to care for, or who have learned the infinitely difficult art of loving all their neighbors, the best.

Love, the last defense against old age – the last, and for those whose good fortune it is to have some one person to care for, or who have learned the infinitely difficult art of loving all their neighbors, the best.