Fortune Quotes

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. - Ayn Rand


The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. - Douglas MacArthur


Many people think of knowledge as money, They would like knowledge, but do not want to face the perseverance and self-denial that goes into the acquisition of it. - John Morley


My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. - Ovid


Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. - Ovid


A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.- Arthur Schopenhauer


Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!- Arthur Schopenhauer


No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us. - Seneca


Lack of money is the root of all evil. - George Bernard Shaw


Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.- Robert Louis Stevenson


No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well. - Margaret Thatcher


Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.- Douglas Adams


Wealth unused might as well not exist.- Aesop


Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.- William Blake


The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money. - Johnny Carson


To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together. - Bette Davis


There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure. - William J. Blake


Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard. - William J. Blake


An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. - Henry Ford


Misfortunes tell us what fortune is. - Thomas Frank


God makes, and apparel shapes; but it's money that finishes the man. - Thomas Frank


Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them. - Samuel Johnson


Liberty produces wealth and wealth destroys liberty. - Henry Demarest Lloyd


If you can't be happy with eleven million dollars, something's wrong with you. - Mark McGwire


The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty. Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people. - George Bernard Shaw


All I'm asking for is what I want! - Rickey Henderson


I sell, therefore, I am. You buy, therefore I eat. - Craig Dormanen


It's better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money.- P.J. O'Rourke


The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god. - Scott Alexander


Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy. - Martin Amis


Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did. James Baldwin


It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has - Henry Ward Beecher


Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million- Jean Jacques Rousseau


There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there. - Col. Harland Sanders


A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. - William Shakespeare


If you marry for money, you will surely earn it. - Ezra Bowen


The money men make lives after them.- Samuel Butler


Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money. - W. J. Cameron


I'm not into the money thing. You can only sleep in one bed at a time. You can only eat one meal at a time, or be in one car at a time. So I don't have to have millions of dollars to be happy. All I need are clothes on my back, a decent meal, and a little loving when I feel like it. That's the bottom line. - Ray Charles


Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy. - Frank A. Clark


Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors. - Joey Adams


Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.- Woody Allen


Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.- Aphra Behn


I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.- Hilaire Belloc


I do not seek. I find.- Pablo Picasso


I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.- Pablo Picass