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    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife

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Just for a handful of silver he left us,
Just for a ribbon to stick in his coat;
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Just for a handful of silver he left us,
Just for a ribbon to stick in his coat;
Found the one gift of which Fortune bereft us,
Lost all the others she lets us devote.

by Robert Browning Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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A pioneer is generally a man who has outlived his credit or fortune in the cultivated parts.

A pioneer is generally a man who has outlived his credit or fortune in the cultivated parts.

by Benjamin Rush Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.

Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.

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Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the
proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in read more

Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the
proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a
common grave.

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like read more

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

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God, grant me the Senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the read more

God, grant me the Senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference

by Mark Twain Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me.
I have a soul that, like an ample shield,
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Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me.
I have a soul that, like an ample shield,
Can take in all, and verge enough for more.

by John Dryden Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
He had not the method of making a fortune.

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
He had not the method of making a fortune.

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