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If hindrances obstruct the way,
Thy magnanimity display.
And let thy strength be seen:
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If hindrances obstruct the way,
Thy magnanimity display.
And let thy strength be seen:
But O, if Fortune fill thy sail
With more than a propitious gale,
Take half thy canvas in.

by William Cowper Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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That conceit, elegantly expressed by the Emperor Charles V., in
his instructions to the King, his son, "that fortune read more

That conceit, elegantly expressed by the Emperor Charles V., in
his instructions to the King, his son, "that fortune hath
somewhat the nature of a woman, that if she be too much wooed she
is the farther off."

by Francis Bacon Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.
[Lat., Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia.]

It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.
[Lat., Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia.]

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Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

by Euripides Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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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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Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.

Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can read more

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

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Ill fortune seldom comes alone.

Ill fortune seldom comes alone.

by John Dryden Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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