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Top 100 Quotes About Fortune

#1. She believes in the words of her fortune teller, but really, anyone could have told her that if you have to stop doing the thing you love, it will kill you. - Author: Helen Humphreys
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#2. The Prince to a slightly more upbeat view of human action. In order "not to rule out our free will," he arrives at a formula by which Fortune is "the arbiter of half the things we do, leaving the other half or so to be controlled by ourselves. - Author: Ross King
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#3. If, on the other hand, in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#4. Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#5. Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it. - Author: John Ford
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#6. Happiness is an emotion based on positive circumstances within our lives. The origin of the word "happiness" was
derived from the same root "hap", similar to the word "happening." Depending on what's happening in our lives, we're either happy or sad. It's based on pure luck and good fortune. - Author: Dana Arcuri
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#7. It's American to be from somewhere else, and it's American to go from East to West. It's American to seek your fortune someplace other than where you are, or to be escaping something ... - Author: Carol Emshwiller
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#8. Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#9. Fortune is proverbially called changeful, yet her caprice often takes the form of repeating again and again a similar stroke of luck in the same quarter. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#10. One should never pursue the hazards of fortune to their very ends andit behooves all adventurers to treat their good luck with reverence, neither bothering nor upsetting it. - Author: Francois Rabelais
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#11. To be frank, my belief is if you just keep your head down and work, and you have the fortune to be successful, there really aren't moments that change you. - Author: Mark Walter
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#12. The march of good fortune has backward slips: to retreat one or two paces gives wings to the jumper. - Author: Saib Tabrizi
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#13. God has to let you be there, and then you just have to have good fortune for whatever reason. I'm enjoying every moment of my life. We are so fortunate just to be alive. - Author: Randy Owen
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#14. Wrapt up in error is the human mind, And human bliss is ever insecure; Know we what fortune yet remains behind? Know we how long the present shall endure? - Author: Pindar
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#15. Folly pursues us at all periods of our lives. If someone seems wise it is only because his follies are proportionate to his age and fortune. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#16. In the quest for fortune and fame ... don't forget about the simple things. - Author: India.Arie
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#17. I made a fortune getting out too soon. - Author: J. P. Morgan
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#18. Self-love is almost always the ruling principle of our friendships. It makes us avoid all our obligations in unprofitable situations, and even causes us to forget our hostility towards our enemies when they become powerful enough to help us achieve fame or fortune. - Author: Madeleine De Souvre, Marquise De ...
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#19. There is nothing encouraging about fortune and thus one must remain indifferent by it for it is a trickster desperate to be chased, chased till the very end, only to show us how miserable her path is and how inappropriate it was to choose her over effort. - Author: Chirag Tulsiani
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#20. There is nothing better fitted to delight the reader than change of circumstances and varieties of fortune. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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#21. Health is the first benefit. Content is the first fortune. Friendliness is the first kindness. Nirvana is the first happiness. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#22. Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor. - Author: Christopher Hart
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#23. A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism. - Author: Dion Fortune
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#24. Depend not on fortune, but on conduct. - Author: Publilius Syrus
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#25. Cole felt like he'd stumbled into some arcane Templar practise, his sense of ease disappearing the moment the cups were pulled from the shelf. - Author: Danika Stone
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#26. To each is given a certain inward talent, a certain outward environment or fortune; to each by wisest combination of these two, a certain maximum capacity. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#27. Whoever heard a man of fortune in England talk of the necessaries of life? ... Whether we can afford it or no, we must have superfluities. - Author: John Gay
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#28. A happy marriage is still the greatest treasure within the gift of fortune. - Author: Eden Phillpotts
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#29. Common sense is the best fortune teller. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#30. I never pay a fortune for clothes. - Author: Joss Stone
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#31. Make sure the fortune that you seek is the fortune that you need. - Author: Ben Harper
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#32. He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul. - Author: Celia Thaxter
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#33. Those whom fortune has never favored are more joyful than those whom she has deserted. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#34. The car was originally owned by a man who had made a fortune manufacturing bidis, the cheap cigarettes wrapped in the leaf of the ebony tree and tied at one end with a string. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#35. Men may second fortune, but they cannot thwart her. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#36. Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit. - Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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#37. Do not you see that every misfortune is misconduct; that every honour is desert; that every effort is an insolence of your own? ... You carry your fortune in your own hand. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#38. The Sanctuary was reserved for the rich and elite
those with fortunes, not soldiers of fortune. - Author: Drew Karpyshyn
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#39. Power has not corrupted me. I have not become jaded. I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I'm on a roll second to none. - Author: Hugh Hefner
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#40. Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#41. We make a goddess of Fortune ... and place her in the highest heaven. But it is not fortune that is exalted and powerful, but we ourselves that are abject and weak. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#42. Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. - It is not fair. - He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of other people's mouths. - I do not like him, and do not mean to like Waverley if I can help it - but fear I must. - Author: Jane Austen
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#43. No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will. - Author: Euripides
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#44. In the life of a man, his time is but a moment, his being an incessant flux, his sense a dim rushlight, his body a prey of worms, his soul an unquiet eddy, his fortune dark, his fame doubtful. In short, all that is body is as coursing waters, all that is of the soul as dreams and vapors. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#45. Misery and fortune share a trust.
Happiness hides in misery. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#46. If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes. - Author: Jacques-Louis David
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#47. We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune. - Author: Charles Kuralt
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#48. If you thought the advent of the Internet, the spread of cheap and efficient information technology, and the growing fragmentation of the consumer market were all going to help smaller companies thrive at the expense of the slow-moving giants of the Fortune 500, apparently you were wrong. - Author: James Surowiecki
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#49. I jumped off the wheel of fortune because I wanted to simplify things. Now I've fulfilled my obligations to myself by making my new record. I'd like it to sell millions of copies, but my self - worth is not based on chart positions. - Author: Roland Gift
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#50. Fishermen, no matter what supreme good fortune befalls them, cannot ever be absolutely satisfied. It is a fundamental weakness of intellect. - Author: Zane Grey
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#51. Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester. - Author: Francis Quarles
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#52. 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. - Author: Octavia E. Butler
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#53. So may I, blind fortune leading me,
Miss that which one unworthier may attain,
And die with grieving. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#54. Men who attain great heights always have few friends but many admirers, while those who ply the lower reaches of fortune often have many friends but scarcely an admirer in sight - Author: Agona Apell
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#55. What a pleasant life could be had in this world by a handsome, sensible old lady of good fortune, blessed with a sound constitution and a firm will - Author: Stella Gibbons
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#56. Oh, he was perfect. An orgasm - just for her - and a compliment. She would bottle him and sell him and make her fortune. - Author: Ruthie Knox
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#57. His master was a man with the heart of a dog. He was a rambler, a rough-and-ready soldier of fortune, a one-of-a-kind two-leg who improvised the rules as he went along. They - Author: Paul Auster
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#58. Las Vegas, Nevada: A city where oddities don't make you lame, But instead bring you riches and fortune and fame. - Author: Walter Wykes
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#59. The fortune of war is always doubtful. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#60. That's what a bitch feng shui and fortune-telling can be. Not only do you have to follow it, you have to fucking enjoy it at the same time. - Author: Elaine Lui
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#61. It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other. - Author: Petrarch
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#62. Oh, I am fortune's fool! - Author: William Shakespeare
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#63. I've always found a way to make my way, and now I've had the fortune of being hired by a great company - Chrysler Corporation - one of the original Big Three. - Author: Joe Wurzelbacher
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#64. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune. - Author: Sam Walton
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#65. Now I know my capacity for awe
is infinite: this thirst is permanent,
the well bottomless, my good fortune vast. - Author: Elizabeth Alexander
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#66. It is the fortunate who should extol fortune. - Author: Torquato Tasso
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#67. I had a great dislike to the annoyances entailed by baggage; and it was always with some feeling of elation that I cut myself free from everything but what I could carry about me. Like children, portmanteaus and trunks are hostages to fortune. - Author: Herbert Spencer
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#68. Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune. - Author: Jim Rohn
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#69. How long will this last?' This feeling has caused kings to bewail their power, and they were not so much delighted by the greatness of their fortune as terrified by the thought of its inevitable end. - Author: Seneca.
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#70. A kind heart: $0.00
A Smile $0.00
Laughing with friends $0.00
Time alone $0.00

The benefit to those around you: Worth A Fortune - Author: Steven Aitchison
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#71. If you help others with sincere motivation and sincere concern, that will bring you more fortune, more friends, more smiles, and more success. If you forget about others' rights and neglect others' welfare, ultimately you will be very lonely. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#72. The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. We have talked enough; but we have not listened. And by not listening we have failed to concede the immense complexity of our society - and thus the great gaps between ourselves and those with whom we seek understanding. - Author: William H. Whyte
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#73. At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. - Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
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#74. There is some help for all the defects of fortune; for, if a man cannot attain to the length of his wishes, he may have his remedy by cutting of them shorter. - Author: Abraham Cowley
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#75. Excitement and depression, fortune and misfortune, pleasure and pain are storms in a tiny private, shell-bound realm - which we take to be the whole of existence. Yet we can break out of this shell and enter a new world. - Author: Eknath Easwaran
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#76. Business and scholarship pass away with the person, but the soul is forever like new. Fame and fortune change with the generations, but the spirit is always the same. Enlightened people surely should not exchange the lasting for the ephemeral. - Author: Zicheng Hong
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#77. We are told that the first part of the process is to select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants, which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to the fact from my own observation. - Author: Robert Fortune
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#78. Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing. - Author: Sophocles
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#79. No wonder the Prophet Muhammad said, "In this world take pity on three kinds of people. The rich man who has lost his fortune, the well-respected man who has lost his respectability, and the wise man who is surrounded by ignorants. - Author: Elif Shafak
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#80. For the author there is nothing but his pen, till that and life are worn to the stump: and then, with good fortune, perhaps on his death-bed he receives a pension and equals, it may be, for a few months, the income of a retired butler! - Author: Samuel Laman Blanchard
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#81. Tranqility is a certain quality of mind, which no condition or fortune can either exalt or depress. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#82. In all prospering human affairs there is a streak of hazard, a blending of good fortune with good judgment which gives the lucky man a sense of having earned his deserts and gives the deserving, if he is modest, an awareness of his luck. That - Author: Winston Graham
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#83. A study of Fortune 500 companies from research organization Catalyst found that those with the highest representation of women on their boards of directors performed significantly better than those with the lowest representation of women. - Author: Anonymous
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#84. The making of a fortune cannot be achieved without some roughness. It is a matter of temperament. His - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#85. Philosophy alone makes the mind invincible, and places us out of the reach of fortune, so that all her arrows fall short of us. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#86. Men are able to assist fortune but not to thwart her. They can weave her designs, but they cannot destroy them. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#87. There Bomar is, wherever he is, spending a fortune every day on liquor and beautiful women and expensive playthings, when he could find peace of mind right here with us, for a mere twenty cents.
Bomar - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#88. There is no fortune so good that you can find nothing in it to complain of. - Author: Publilius Syrus
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#89. I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#90. People generally think that it is the world, the environment, external relationships, which stand in one's way, in the way of ones' good fortune ... and at bottom it is always man himself that stands in his own way. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#91. Who does not see that I have taken a road along which I shall go, without stopping and without effort, as long as there is ink and paper in the world? I cannot keep a record of my life by my actions; fortune places them too low. I keep it by my thoughts. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#92. The story of practically every great fortune starts with the day when a creator of ideas and a seller of ideas got together and worked in harmony. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#93. To how many girls has a great beauty been of no other use but to make them expect a large fortune! - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#94. Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all. - Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
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#95. Good fortune is as light as a feather, but nobody knows how to pick it up. Misfortune is as heavy as earth, but nobody knows how to stay out of it's way. - Author: Zhuangzi
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#96. Love of glory, fear of shame, greed for fortune, the desire to make life agreeable and comfortable, and the wish to depreciate others - all of these are often the causes of the bravery that is spoken so highly of by men. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#97. I've been lucky. I don't for a minute take for granted the good fortune I have had. You don't like to get ideas above your station, especially a boy from the south side of Glasgow. - Author: Tony Curran
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#98. Let me persuade you then
oh, do let me persuade you," said the child, "to think no more of gains or losses, and to try no fortune but the fortune we pursue together. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#99. The white men of the South had better make up their minds that the blacks will remain in the South just as long as corn will tassel and cotton will bloom into whiteness. - Author: Timothy Thomas Fortune
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#100. So much of people's fortune, good or bad, depends upon how they choose to fall in love. - Author: Kate Saunders
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