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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1959
AUTHOR:Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
QUOTATION:Chiefly the mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Of Fortune.
 
Note 1.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.—Pseudo-Sallust: Epist. de Rep. Ordin. ii. 1.

His own character is the arbiter of every one’s fortune.—Publius Syrus: Maxim 283. [back]
 

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