Here are some good fortune quotes for our coming New Year:

“Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Labor is the fabled magician’s wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.” ~ James Weldon Johnson

“The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you marry for money, you will surely earn it.” ~ Ezra Bowen

“Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another’s money. Idiots!” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“I’m not into the money thing. You can only sleep in one bed at a time. You can only eat one meal at a time, or be in one car at a time. So I don’t have to have millions of dollars to be happy. All I need are clothes on my back, a decent meal, and a little loving when I feel like it. That’s the bottom line.” ~ Ray Charles

“Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.” ~ Walt Whitman

“A man’s delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don’t win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.” ~ Anita Brookner

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