Fortune (001-025)

A misfortune is better than the fear of it.
— Welsh

A great fortune, in the hands of a fool,
is a great misfortune.
— English

A friend is recognized only in misfortune.
— Russian

A great fortune, in the hands of a fool, is a great misfortune.
— English

A stout heart breaks ill fortune.
— Portuguese

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
— Chinese

A reserve brings no misfortune.
— Russian

A misfortune is like a cake of soap;
first it’s large, then it’s small.
— Lebanese

A reserve brings no misfortune.
— Russian

A misfortune borne patiently
is as though it had not been.
— African (Hausa)

A misfortune and a friar seldom go alone.
— Italian

A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
— English

A little wit will serve a fortunate man.
— English

A wife's long tongue is the staircase
by which misfortunes ascend to the house.
— Chinese

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
— English

A bad thing leads to good fortune.
— African (Ovambo)

A fortunate man may be anywhere.
— English

A fair wife without a fortune is
a fine house without furniture.
— English

A great fortune is a great slavery.
— English

A great fortune depends on luck,
a small one on diligence.
— Chinese

An ounce of fortune is worth a pound of forecast.
— English

An ill marriage is a spring of ill fortune.
— English

An ounce of good fortune is worth a pound of discretion.
— English

Another's misfortune does not cure my pain.
— Portuguese

Another's misfortune is only a dream.
— French

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