„Fortune is given to brave men.“
Fortibus est fortuna viris data.

—  Ennius, As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book VI, Chapter I
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poète latin -239 - -169 avant J.-C.
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„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 avant J.-C.
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."

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

—  Horace Roman lyric poet -65 - -8 avant J.-C.
Book II, Satire II, Line 135-136 (trans. E. C. Wickham)

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„Fortune favours the brave.“

—  Terence Roman comic playwright -185 - -159 avant J.-C.
Variant translation: Fortune assists the brave. Act I, scene 4, line 25 (203). Cf. Virgil, Aeneid, Book X, line 284: "Audentes fortuna iuvat."

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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 Commonly quoted as "Fortune favours the bold".

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„The result showed that fortune helps the brave.“

—  Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 avant J.-C.
Book VIII, sec. 29

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„Brave men are brave from the very first.“

—  Pierre Corneille French tragedian 1606 - 1684
Chimène, act II, scene iii.

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„It is a strong castle, and strongly guarded; but there is no impossibility to brave men.“

—  Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Quentin Durward (1823), Ch. 3.

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„Brave men were living before Agamemnon.“

—  Horace Roman lyric poet -65 - -8 avant J.-C.
Book IV, ode ix, line 25

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„Fire tries gold, misfortune tries brave men.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 avant J.-C.
De Providentia (On Providence): cap. 5, line 9 Alternate translation: Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. (translator unknown).

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„Good fortune and a good disposition are rarely given to the same man.“

—  Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 avant J.-C.
Book XXX, sec. 42

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„Most people judge men only by success or by fortune.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
Variant translation: Most people judge men only by their fashion or their fortune. Maxim 212.

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