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Proverbs containing the word Fortune

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune

A man with a wife and family cannot be so adventurous, or take so many chances, as an unmarried man. A hostage is a person given to another as a... Read more →

Fortune knocks at least once at every man’s gate

Opportunity comes to everyone at least once, and when it does come we should seize it, for Opportunity seldom knocks twice.

Fortune favours the bold

The successful people in life are those who have the courage to try. The lesson the proverb can be given in three words: 'Have a go!'