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"We do not know what really good or bad fortune is." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Fortune favours the bold." - Aristotle

"It requires greater virtues to support good fortune than bad." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"In bad fortune hold out, in good hold in." - Proverbs

"The good or the bad fortune of men depends not less upon their own dispositions than upon fortune." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; and the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth." - Saadi

"The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth." - Saadi

"The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good." - Aristotle

"It takes more strength of character to withstand good fortune than bad." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Look how men live, always precariously balanced between good and bad fortune." - Sophocles

"Look how men live, always precariously balanced between good and bad fortune." - Sophocles

"Certainly there are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune." - Jules Renard

"We do not know what is really good or bad fortune." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune." - Thomas Carlyle

"Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester." - Francis Quarles

"Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance." - Virgil

"A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad." - Bodhidharma

"An Awakened person is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad." - Bodhidharma

"We do not know what is really good or bad fortune." - Jeanjacques Rousseau

"I'm not sure whether it's good fortune or bad, but I've died many times on screen." - Ty Olsson

"We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune." - Charles Kuralt

"Good and bad fortune are found severally to visit those who have the most of the one or the other." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The world has always been the same; and there is always as much good fortune as bad in it." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Granny knew all about bad fortune-telling. It was harder than the real thing. You needed a good imagination." - Terry Pratchett

"Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear." - Proverbs

"Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune." - Horace

"You cannot tell whether a person is good or bad by his vicissitudes in life. Good and bad fortune are matters of fate." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"There sometimes wants only a stroke of fortune to discover numberless latent good or bad qualities, which would otherwise have been eternally concealed." - Greville Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone

"In my years, I have seen that people must be their own gods and make their own good fortune. The bad will come or not come anyway." - Octavia Butler

"She shrugged. "You can be happy for someone else's good fortune, but that doesn't mean you forget your own bad luck." - Jodi Picoult

"Fortunate persons hardly ever amend their ways: they always imagine that they are in the right when fortune upholds their bad conduct." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion." - Bhagavad Gita

"Never look at other people's bad fortune,' my mother said. 'If you do, it will come back to find you instead of its rightful owner." - Alice Hoffman

"The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless." - Herodotus

"I'm a bad Jew, a bad Russian, a bad everything." - Joseph Brodsky

"Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory." - James Kahn

"Political correctness is bad." - Ted Cruz

"I want to see these bad, bad, bad, bad men come to grips with their humanity." - James Ellroy

"Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart." - Rumi

"Wisdom overcomes fortune." - Juvenal

"Fortune favours the audacious." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Bear good fortune modestly." - Decimius Magnus Ausonius

"Fortune favors the prepared." - Howard Hawks

"Fortune favours the brave..." - Pliny The Elder

"Fortune favours the brave." - Terence

"Fortune helps the brave." - Terence

"Fortune favours the brave." - Virgil

"Fortune favours the bold." - Quintus Ennius

"Fortune favors the audacious." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Fortune favors the brave." - Terence

"Fortune favours the bold." - Virgil

"Fortune, that favors fools." - Ben Jonson

"Fortune befriends the bold." - Emily Dickinson

"If fortune makes a wicked man prosperous and a good man poor, there is no need to wonder. For the wicked regard wealth as everything, the good as nothing. And the good fortune of the bad cannot take away their badness, while virtue alone will be enough for the good." - Sallust

"If fortune makes a wicked man prosperous and a good man poor, there is no need to wonder. For the wicked regard wealth as everything, the good as nothing. And the good fortune of the bad cannot take away their badness, while virtue alone will be enough for the good." - Sallustius

"We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity" - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A noble birth and fortune, though they make not a bad man good, yet they are a real advantage to a worthy one and place his virtues in a fairer light." - George Lillo

"And anyway, considering that her mother dies and her boyfriend's spending a small fortune to get high off someone else's bad breath, I'd say Sophie's next in line for therapy." - Rachel Vincent

"We have so much ill fortune as inconstancy, or so much bad purpose as folly, we are not so full of evil as we are of inanity; we are not so wretched as we are base" - Michel De Montaigne

"We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face, unbending both to good and bad; his countenance unconquered." - Boethius

"It's hard to tell our bad luck from our good luck sometimes. And most of us have wept copious tears over someone or something when if we'd understood the situation better we might have celebrated our good fortune instead." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"According to bourgeois standards, those who are completely unlucky and unsuccessful are automatically barred from competition, which is the life of society. Good fortune is identified with honor, and bad luck with shame." - Hannah Arendt

"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good; if bad, because it works in us patience, humility, contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country." - C S Lewis

"He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face, unbending both to good and bad: his countenance unconquered he can shew." - Boethius

"We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love." - Joshua Prager

"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." - Hermann Hesse

"Trouble follows you like a shadow, Gillian. You're prone to injuries. I swear to God, if a tree decided to fall right now, it would find your head to land on." "Oh, for heaven's sake," she muttered. "I'll admit that I have had a run of bad fortune, but-" He wouldn't let her continue. "A run of bad fortune? Since I've known you, you've been beaten, stabbed and now shot with an arrow. If this keeps up, you'll be dead in another month" - Julie Garwood

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." - C S Lewis

"Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages." - Frank Pittman

"The loss was not bad luck. It was bad analysis." - David Einhorn

"There are no bad foods, only bad food habits." - Alton Brown

"Good and bad, what's good and bad? I don't know." - Nicolas Winding Refn

"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit." - James Allen

"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit." - James Lane Allen

"Civil liberties, good. Lawyers, bad." - Richard Belzer

"Information is bad for knowledge." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Adventure is just bad planning." - Roald Amundsen

"I'm a really bad liar." - Daniel Craig

"Something will break very bad." - Marc Faber

"Coffee gives me bad breath." - Norah Jones

"Good people can do bad things, make bad decisions. It doesn't make them bad people." - Sonia

"I do not seek good fortune - I am good fortune!" - Walt Whitman

"If fortune smiles, who doesn't? If fortune doesn't, who does?" - Proverbs

"Science fiction writers aren't fortune tellers. Fortune tellers are fakes." - William Gibson

"O fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle." - William Shakespeare

"There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor." - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

"There is a time in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune." - William Shakespeare

"Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Fortune never helps the fainthearted." - Sophocles

"Good fortune has side effects." - Martha Beck

"Fortune resists half-hearted prayers." - Ovid

"As Pride increases, Fortune declines." - Benjamin Franklin

"Fortune favors the well-prepared." - Louis Pasteur

"Character is itself a fortune." - Samuel Smiles

"Ill fortune seldom comes alone." - John Dryden

"Fortune favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"I'm not a fortune-teller." - Karl Lagerfeld

"[When anything happens, we interpret it as good or bad, but...] We do not know what is really good or bad fortune. [Only the future can decide. For example, what appears to be bad today may in fact lead us to a greater good tomorrow and by the very act of thinking and planning in that positive way, we can help make that good future come true.]" - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Different isn't bad, it's just different." - Lauren Potter

"All good novelists have bad memories." - Graham Greene

"Even true believers had consciences, Too bad." - Tom Clancy

"No man becomes bad all at once." - Juvenal

"Sometimes, you know, bad is good." - Bryan Adams

"If something bad can happen, it will." - Warren Murphy

"I've always had a bad attention span." - Charlie Brooker

"Halloween without kids is tremendously bad." - Christopher Michael Cillizza

"I am deebly self-conscious, and bad." - Gene Weingarten

"I am a tragically bad artist." - Liza Campbell

"Not all white people are bad." - Malaak Shabazz

"My children are 12, 12, 8, and 7, which is bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, for mom going inside..." - Kellyanne Conway

"Bad nature never lacks an instructor." - Publilius Syrus

"Every organization does good and bad things." - Andrew Solomon

"Bad nights lead to better days" - Ryan Adams

"The bad guys are the best parts." - Brion James

"Career diversification ain't a bad thing." - Vin Diesel

"I have had so many bad auditions." - Ethan Hawke

"Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit." - Rutherford B Hayes

"I want to win too bad." - Paula Creamer

"I was so horrifically bad at tennis." - Ted Cruz

"I don't think bonuses are always bad." - Andrew Cuomo

"I've never been a bad boy." - John Mayer

"There is good and bad in everyone." - Paul Mccartney

"The Cheesecake Factory's not that bad." - Eric Ripert

"Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity." - Debra Winger

"Most bad behavior comes from insecurity." - Debra Winger

"Bad acting is the ultimate inconsideration." - Debra Winger

"But remember, child, we may all have our own story and destiny, and sometimes our seemingly bad fortune, but we're all part of a greater story too. One that transcends the soil, the wind, time even our own tears. Greater stories will have their way." - Mary E. Pearson

"When the world was half a thousand years younger all events had much sharper outlines than now. The distance between sadness and joy, between good and bad fortune, seemed to be much greater than for us; every experience had that degree of directness and absoluteness which joy and sadness still have in the mind of a child" - Johan Huizinga

"You're not very good at being contemplative," Milo said. "You always sound like some bad caricature of a philosopher, like those fortune cookies with 'Confucius say' or the Nietzsche guy from Mystery Men that's always saying 'when you walk on the ground, the ground walks on you." - Amanda Hocking

"The whole process of nature is an integrated process of immense complexity and it is really impossible to tell whether something that happens in it is good or bad. Because you never know what will be the consequences of the misfortune. Or, you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune." - Alan Watts

"A true politeness does not result from any hasty and artificial polishing, it is true, but grows naturally in characters of the right grain and quality, through a long fronting of men and events, and rubbing on good and bad fortune." - Henry David Thoreau

"He sees with amazement that our defeats are but the stepping stones to victory and that all his victories are stepping stones to ruin. It was apparent to me that this bad man saw quite clearly the shadow of slowly and remorselessly approaching doom, and he railed at fortune for mocking him with the glitter of fleeting success." - Winston Churchill

"North Korea is creating its own time zone. It's going to push the country's time back a half hour. So it's not bad enough that they don't have food and they're ruled by an insane dictator. Now they have to wait until 8:00 to watch 'Wheel of Fortune.'" - Conan O'Brien

"Mankind accepts good fortune as his due, but when bad occurs, he thinks it was aimed at him, done to him, a hex, a curse, a punishment by his deity for some transgression, as though his god were a petty storekeeper, counting up the day's receipts." - Sheri S Tepper

"The much-maligned idle rich have received a bad rap: They have maintained their wealth while many There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it. Andrew Carnegie of the energetic rich, aggressive real estate operators, corporate acquirers, oil drillers, etc. have their fortunes disappear." - Warren Buffett

"Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating their own chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good." - Richard Wiseman

"Haiti is 10.4-million people, of whom 35 per cent are children under 15. The country has always had great potential - and this is still the case. Our ill fortune has long been a matter of bad governance. And now things have changed." - Laurent Lamothe

"I always thought the point of life was something richer than that. Something full of great tragedy or comedy, reversal of fortune, ecstasy, that kind of thing. But no, contemporary urban theorists seem satisfied with the merely livable, which always sounds to me like the merely survivable, the not so bad." - Jonathan Raymond

"A buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. Such is his power that karma can't hold him. No matter what kind of karma, a buddha transforms it. Heaven and hell are nothing to him. But the awareness of a mortal is dim compared to that of a buddha, who penetrates everything, inside and out." - Bodhidharma

"I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine." - Hugh Laurie

"I get so disenfranchised reading the news, because global borders and lines we've created are completely unnecessary. That's just another person on the other side, and it's his bad luck that he was born there and it's my good fortune that I was born here. It's all kind of illogical." - Eddie Huang

"[Gambling] is a perfidious passion. ... It is bad for one to win, and bad not to win. ... it ends by setting your blood on fire, and to increase your chances of winning at any cost, your stakes increase frightfully; the desire of winning gets to be a madness. The soul gets sick; it neither sees nor hears anything. No family ties, position, nor fortune, can stand against this passion." - Matilde Serao

"The man who is truly good and wise will bear with dignity whatever fortune sends, and will always make the best of his circumstances." - Aristotle

"Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune" - Sam Walton

"So weary with disasters, tugg'd with fortune, That I would set my life on any chance, To mend, or be rid on't." - William Shakespeare

"Anyone who has not known that inestimable privilege can possibly realize what good fortune it is to grow up in a home where there are grandparents." - Suzanne La Follette

"Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield." - Benjamin Franklin



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