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We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either. - Niccolo Machiavelli


Moderation in people who are contented comes from that calm that good fortune lends to their spirit. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and un envied. - Sir Francis Bacon


The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit. - Jonathan Swift


Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. - Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]


It is difficult to bear a change of fortune for the worse with magnanimity. - Bias of Priene


Be not arrogant when fortune smiles, or dejected when she frowns. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]


One needs more virtue to deal with being fortunate than unfortunate. [Fr., Il faut de plus grandes vertus pour soutenir la bonne fortune que la mauvaise] - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


We are sensitive to good or ill fortune only in proportion to our self-love. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld