Fortune and love favor the brave.
People universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.
Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.