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★ Fortune & Fortunate

Fortune-and-Fortunate: see Luck & Life’s Like That & Fortune & Choice & Mistake & Blessing & Charity & Kindness

John Webster - Curtis Jackson - Kevin Rudd - Baltasar Gracian - Bertrand Russell - Emmeline Pankhurst - Jeremy Clarkson - Rose Kennedy - Justin Timberlake - Eric Clapton - Norman Mailer - C S Lewis - Robert Heinlein - Jonathan Swift - Jean-Jacques Rousseau - David Attenborough - Miguel de Cervantes - Cicero - Francis Bacon - Alison Cockburn - William Shakespeare - Ben Jonson - Thomas Gray - Euripides - Barach Spinoza - Terence - Virgil - John Dryden - The Godfather 1972 - Croupier 1998 - Jane Austen - Robert Southwell - Lord Byron - Samuel Butler - Richard Brinsley Sheridan -  John Ruskin - Horace -        

 

 

58,576.  ’Tis better to be fortunate than wise.  (Fortunate & Wisdom)  John Webster, The White Devil            

 

73,495.  Fortune’s a right whore:

If she give aught, she deals it in small parcels,

That she may take away all at one swoop.  ibid.

 

 

73,485.  Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all.  When I grew up, we didn’t have much.  I had to hustle to get what I wanted ... but I had that hunger for more.  I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes.  (Fortunate & Mistake)  Curtis Jackson

 

 

73,486.  We are so fortunate, as Australians, to have among us the oldest continuing cultures in human history.  Cultures that link our nation with deepest antiquity.  We have Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley that is as ancient as the great Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira and Lascaux in Europe.  (Fortunate & Australia)  Kevin Rudd

 

 

73,487.   Fortunate people often have very favourable beginnings and very tragic endings.  What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.  Baltasar Gracian   

 

 

42,389.  Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: the fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.  (Capitalism & Tyranny & Fortunate & Liberty)  Bertrand Russell

 

 

73,488.  Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress.  It is an added good fortune to have parents who take a personal part in the great movements of their time. I am glad and thankful that this was my case.  (Fortunate & Suffragettes)  Emmeline Pankhurst

 

 

73,489.  I have had an amazingly fortunate life.  I’m a child from Yorkshire, which is sort of like Cleveland without the pretty bits.  (Fortunate & Yorkshire & Cleveland)  Jeremy Clarkson

 

 

73,490.  I’m one of the most fortunate people in the world.  (Fortunate & Kennedy)  Rose Kennedy

 

 

73,491.  I feel very fortunate to be compared to somebody so incredible. Michael Jackson’s an icon.  (Fortunate & Michael Jackson & Icon)  Justin Timberlake

 

 

73,492.  I don’t know if I believe in luck.  I think I’m very fortunate.  (Fortunate & Luck)  Eric Clapton

 

 

73,493.  America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.  (Fortunate & United States of America)  Norman Mailer

 

 

73,517.  We ought to give thanks for all fortune: it is good because it is good; if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world, and the hop of our eternal country.  C S Lewis

 

 

73,521.  One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.  Robert A Heinlein

 

 

73,524.  The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.  Jonathan Swift

 

 

73,525.  We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.  Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

 

73,526.  I’m swanning round the world looking at the most fabulously interesting things.  Such good fortune.  David Attenborough

 

 

70,261.  Diligence is the mother of good fortune.  (Diligence & Fortune) Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, variations & attributions  

 

 

73,494.  It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man’s life.  Cicero

 

 

73,496.  Chiefly the mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.  Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625, ‘Of Fortune’

 

73,497.  If a man look sharply, and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.  ibid.

 

 

73,518.  Behind every great fortune there is a crime.  (Fortune & Crime)  Francis Bacon

 

 

73,498.  O fickle Fortune, why this cruel sporting?

Why thus torment us poor sons of day?

Nae mair your smiles can cheer me, nae mair your frowns can fear me,

For the flowers of the forest are a’ wade away.  Alison Cockburn nee Rutherford 1713-94

 

 

73,323.  O, I am fortune’s fool!  (Fool & Fortune)  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, III i 136, Romeo to Benvolio

 

73,499.  O fortune, O fortune, all men call thee fickle.  ibid.  III v 60, Juliet

 

 

73,500.  But Fortune, O,

She is corrupted.  William Shakespeare, King John II ii 54-55, Constance

 

 

73,501.  Let fortune go to hell for it, not I.  William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice III ii 21, Portia to Bassiano

 

73,502.  For herein Fortune shows herself more kind

Than is her custom; it is still her use

To live the wretched man outlive his wealth

To view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow

An age of poverty, from which ling’ring penance

Of such misery doth she cut me off.  ibid.  IV i 264-269, Antonio to Portia et al

 

 

73,503.  But in short space

It rained down fortune show’ring on your head.  (Fortune & Fortunate)  William Shakespeare, I Henry IV V i 46-47, Worcester to King Henry

 

 

73,504.  Who know on whom fortune would then have smiled?  (Fortune & Fortunate)  William Shakespeare, II Henry IV IV i 131-132

 

73,505.  Will fortune ever come with both hands full?  (Fortune & Fortunate)  ibid.  IV iii 103, King Henry

 

 

73,506.  And giddy Fortune’s furious fickle wheel,

That noble blind that stands upon the rolling,

restless shore.  William Shakespeare, Henry V III vi 26-28, Pistol

 

73,507.  Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler afore her eyes, to signify to you that Fortune is blind.  And she is painted also with a wheel, to signify to you – which is the moral of it – that she is turning and inconstant and mutability and variation.  And her foot, look you is fixed upon a spherical stone, which rolls and rolls and rolls.  In good truth, the poet makes a most excellent description of it: Fortune is an excellent moral.  ibid.  III vi 29-36, Fluellen

 

73,508.  Doth Fortune play the hussy with me now?  ibid.  V i 76, Pistol

 

 

1,190.  There is a tide in the affairs of men,

Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

Omitted, all the voyage of their life

Is bound in shallows and in miseries.  (Life’s Like That & Man & Flood & Fortune & Misery & Fortune)  William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV iii 217

 

 

73,509.  Fortune reigns in gifts of the world, not to the lineaments of nature.  William Shakespeare, As You Like It I ii 40-41, Rosalind to Celia

 

 

1,194.  To be, or not to be – that is the question.

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,

And by opposing end them? – To die – to sleep –

No more; and by a sleep to say we end

The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks

That flesh is heir to; ’tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wished.  To die – to sleep –

To sleep! Perchance to dream.  Aye, there’s the rub;

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,

When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,

Must give us pause.  There’s the respect

That makes calamity of so long life.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,

The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,

The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,

The insolence of office...’  (Life’s Like That & Be & Question & Noble & Mind & Suffer & Fortune & Arms & Trouble & Opposition & Death & Pain & Suicide & Dream & Oppress & Law & Office)  William Shakespeare, Hamlet, III i 56-73

 

 

73,510.  How malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to be just!  William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear III v 9-10, Edmund

 

73,511.  To be worst,

The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune,

Stands still in Esperance, lives not in fear:

The lamentable change is from the best;

The worst returns to laughter.  ibid.  IV i 3

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