|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|A most poor man, made tame to fortunes blows.|
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act IV. Scene 6. (Edgar.)
|I am a man whom fortune hath cruelly scratched.|
Shakespeare.Alls Well that Ends Well, Act V. Scene 2.
|A man that fortunes buffets and rewards|
Has taen with equal thanks.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (The Prince to Horatio before the King and Queen came to the play.)
| I another,|
So weary with disasters, tuggd with fortune,
That I would set my life on any chance
To mend it, or be rid ont.
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act III. Scene 1. (First Murderer.)
|I am so out of love with life, that I will sue to be rid of it.|
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act III. Scene 1. (Claudio to the Duke.)
|All other doubts by time let them be cleard,|
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steerd.
Shakespeare.Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 3. (Pisanio.)
|Who thinks that fortune cannot change her mind,|
Prepares a dreadful jest for all mankind.
Pope.Book II. Sat. II. To Bethel, Line 123.
| Fortune is merry,|
And in this mood will give us any thing.
Shakespeare.Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2. (Antony.)
|Every man is the architect of his own fortune.|
Sallust.De Republicâ Ordinandâ; Beaumont and Fletcher.Loves Pilgrimage, Act I. Scene 1.
|The prudent man really frames his own fortunes for himself.|
Plautus.Trinummus, Act II. Scene 2.
|The mould of a mans fortune is in his own hands.|
Bacon.Essay XL. on Fortune, Line 3.
|A better fortune will be following a lamentable beginning.|
Rileys Ovid.Meta., Page 249.
|Fortune favours the bold.|
Yonges Cicero, De Finibus, Book III. Div. 4.
|Fortune favours fools.|
Anonymous.From the Latin adage, Fortuna favet fatuis.
|Fortune in men has some small difference made,|
One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 195.
|1. Her benefits are mightily misplaced; and the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women.|
2. Tis true; for those that she makes fair, she scarce makes honest; and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favourdly.
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act I. Scene 2. (Rosalind and Celia.)
|For ever, Fortune, wilt thou prove|
An unrelenting foe to love;
And, when we meet a mutual heart,
Come in between, and bid us part.
Thomson.Song, Verse 1.