What is fortune?

  • (noun): Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you).
    Example: "Whatever my fortune may be"
    Synonyms: destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fortune:

There But For Fortune (song) - The Song
... "There but for Fortune" consists of four verses, each one of which ends with the line "there but for fortune may go you or I" ... show his humanity as brilliantly as the four brief verses of 'There but for Fortune'" ... of the 1989 compilation album There but for Fortune, which featured material taken from three albums Ochs recorded for Elektra Records between 1964 ...

More definitions of "fortune":

  • (noun): An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome.
    Example: "It was as if fortune guided his hand"
    Synonyms: luck
  • (noun): An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another.
    Synonyms: luck, chance, hazard
  • (noun): A large amount of wealth or prosperity.

Famous quotes containing the word fortune:

    It is when fortune is the most propitious that she is least to be trusted.
    Titus Livius (Livy)

    Well, if Fortune be a woman, she’s a good wench for this gear.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)