Fortune (151-175)

To the bold man fortune gives her hand.
— Spanish

Upon every misfortune another misfortune.
— African (Egypt)

Virtue flourishes in misfortune.
— German

Walk fast and you catch misfortune;
walk slowly and it catches you.
— Russian

When fortune's chariot rolls easily,
envy and shame cling to the wheels.
— Danish

When fortune comes, it comes
suddenly and without warning.
— Filipino

When fortune comes, open your doors.
— Italian

When fortune has departed, even yellow gold tarnishes;
when good fortune comes, even iron shines brightly.
— Chinese

When misfortune comes in at the door,
love flies out of the window.
— German

When mistrust enters, love departs.
— Danish

When fortune is good, you rule over the devils;
when fortune is bad, they rule over you.
— Chinese

When fortune smiles one may reign as a king.
— Indian (Tamil)

When misfortune is asleep, do not wake her.
— Russian

When misfortune is greatest relief is nearest.
— Irish

When fortune's chariot rolls easily,
envy and shame cling to the wheels.
— Danish

When misfortune appears, open wide the gates.
— Russian

When misfortune knocks at the door,
friends are asleep.
— Polish

When fortune knocks, open the door.
— German

When fortune smiles, embrace her.
— English

When misfortune sleeps,
beware of awakening it.
— Rumanian

Where misfortune befalls injuries follow.
— French

Wherever there are men there is also misfortune.
— Russian

Who changes his condition changes fortune.
— Italian

Wife and children are hostages given to fortune.
— English

Wind and fortune are not lasting.
— Portuguese

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