But the fortune
, which had been so tardy in coming, was his only one twelvemonth.
Vanstone having died intestate, a third of his fortune
would go to his widow; and the rest would be divided among his next of kin.
Above all, those are most subject to envy, which carry the greatness of their fortunes
, in an insolent and proud manner; being never well, but while they are showing how great they are, either by outward pomp, or by triumphing over all opposition or competition; whereas wise men will rather do sacrifice to envy, in suffering themselves sometimes of purpose to be crossed, and overborne in things that do not much concern them.
It was my own fortune
to marry a woman whom the world thought handsome, and I can truly say I liked her the better on that account.
But whose fortune
soever was upon the increase, mine seemed to be upon the wane, and I found nothing present, except two or three boatswains, or such fellows, but as for the commanders, they were generally of two sorts: 1.
Senor," said Sancho on hearing this, "it is the part of brave hearts to be patient in adversity just as much as to be glad in prosperity; I judge by myself, for, if when I was a governor I was glad, now that I am a squire and on foot I am not sad; and I have heard say that she whom commonly they call Fortune
is a drunken whimsical jade, and, what is more, blind, and therefore neither sees what she does, nor knows whom she casts down or whom she sets up.
It was thus in his power - and, as he was of grateful temper, it was among the things that he desired - to put John in the way of growing rich; and thus, without thought or industry, or so much as even understanding the game at which he played, but by simply buying and selling what he was told to buy and sell, that plaything of fortune
was presently at the head of between eleven and twelve thousand pounds, or, as he reckoned it, of upward of sixty thousand dollars.
The old man's declaration that Valentine was not the destined inheritor of his fortune
had excited the hopes of Madame de Villefort; she gradually approached the invalid, and said: "Then, doubtless, dear M.
Nevertheless, he who has relied least on fortune
is established the strongest.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune
must be in want of a wife.
In all the records of history there has never been a time when a victorious fortune
has been so faithful to men making war upon the sea.
Then he gave him gold and lands and flocks, and made him so rich that his brother's fortune
could not at all be compared with his.
But when he was compelled to grind instead of serving in the wars, he bewailed his change of fortune
and called to mind his former state, saying, "Ah
Greatly alarmed, he tried to climb a tree, but the Fortune
pulled him down and bestowed itself upon him with cruel persistence.
Yes, I had let career go hang, and was on the adventure-path again in quest of fortune