„Fortune favours the brave.“

—  Terenz, Phormio

Variant translation: Fortune assists the brave.
Act I, scene 4, line 25 (203).
Cf. Virgil, Aeneid, Book X, line 284: "Audentes fortuna iuvat."
Phormio
Original: (la) Fortis fortuna adiuvat.

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römischer Dichter -185 - -159 v.Chr

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„Fortune favours the brave.“

—  Pliny the Elder Roman military commander and writer 23 - 79

Attributed by Pliny the Younger to his uncle during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in which the Elder died
Quoted in [Pliny, translated by William Melmoth, Letters of Pliny, c.100 CE, eBook, 1927, Bibliobytes, Hoboken, NJ, English, ISBN 0585049971, LXV, to Tacitus http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2811/2811-h/2811-h.htm#link2H_4_0065, p. 48, Here he stopped to consider whether he should turn back again; to which the pilot advising him, "Fortune", said he, "favours the brave; steer to where Pomponianus is."]
Commonly quoted as "Fortune favours the bold".
Original: (la) Fortes Fortuna iuvat.

Thomas Fuller (writer) Foto

„1599. Fortune favours Fools.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

Ennius Foto

„Fortune is given to brave men.“

—  Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 v.Chr

As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book VI, Chapter I
Original: (la) Fortibus est fortuna viris data.

Livy Foto

„The result showed that fortune helps the brave.“

—  Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 v.Chr

Book VIII, sec. 29
History of Rome

William Shakespeare Foto
Marcus Tullius Cicero Foto

„So live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 v.Chr

The origin of this quote is often misattributed to Cicero; however, it is from Line 135-136 of Book 2, Satire 2 by Horace, "Quocirca vivite fortes, fortiaque adversis opponite pectora rebus." The English translation that most closely matches the one misrepresented as Cicero's is from a collection of Horace's prose written by E. C. Wickham, "So live, my boys, as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts."
Misattributed

Horace Foto

„So live, my boys, as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.“

—  Horace, buch Satires

Book II, Satire II, Line 135-136 (trans. E. C. Wickham)
Satires (c. 35 BC and 30 BC)
Original: (la) Quocirca vivite fortes, fortiaque adversis opponite pectora rebus

Ludovico Ariosto Foto

„To Fortune's forelock Charles knew how to cling
When favourable to him her face she showed.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland

Che ben pigliar nel crin la buona sorte
Carlo sapea, quando volgea la faccia.
Canto XVIII, stanza 161 (tr. B. Reynolds)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

Plutarch Foto
Miguel de Cervantes Foto

„The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book I, Ch. 4.

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Olaudah Equiano Foto

„I was named Olaudah, which, in our language, signifies vicissitude or fortune also, one favoured, and having a loud voice and well spoken.“

—  Olaudah Equiano African abolitionist 1745 - 1797

Chap. I
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (1789)

Aeschylus Foto

„My friends, anyone with real experience of trouble knows how, when a surge of it comes upon them, they are apt to fear everything; but when fortune's tide is good, they trust that the same breeze will blow favourably for ever.“

—  Aeschylus, The Persians

Original: (el) Φίλοι, κακῶν μὲν ὅστις ἔμπειρος κυρεῖ,
ἐπίσταται βροτοῖσιν ὡς, ὅταν κλύδων
κακῶν ἐπέλθῃ, πάντα δειμαίνειν φίλον,
ὅταν δ᾽ ὁ δαίμων εὐροῇ, πεποιθέναι
τὸν αὐτὸν αἰὲν ἄνεμον οὐριεῖν τύχας.
Quelle: The Persians (472 BC), lines 598–602 (tr. Christopher Collard)

François de La Rochefoucauld Foto

„What we term virtues are often but a mass of various actions and diverse interests, which fortune or our own industry manage to arrange; and it is not always from valour or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Ce que nous prenons pour des vertus n'est souvent qu'un assemblage de diverses actions et de divers intérêts, que la fortune ou notre industrie savent arranger; et ce n'est pas toujours par valeur et par chasteté que les hommes sont vaillants, et que les femmes sont chastes.
Maxim 1.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

Torquato Tasso Foto

„It is the fortunate who should extol fortune.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Though attributed to Tasso this is in fact from Goethe's Torquato Tasso, Act II, scene iii, line 115. In the original German: Das Glück erhebe billig der Beglückte!
Misattributed

Thomas Fuller (writer) Foto

„2591. If I leave thee a moderate Fortune, as my Father left me, and thou provest wise and virtuous, it will be sufficient. It's none of the least of God's Favours, that Wealth comes not trolling in upon us; for many of us should have been worse, if our Estates had been better.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

These precepts were first collected as advice for Fuller's son John.
Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1751) : Many a Man would have been worse, if his Estate had been better.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727)

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