01. My neighbor made a [fortune] by investing in Microsoft when the company was fairly new.
02. It'll cost you a [fortune] if you stay in hotels instead of youth hostels.
03. This weather is great, but I don't know how long our good [fortune] is going to last.
04. Umberto made a [fortune] buying and selling houses in Dallas during the real estate boom there.
05. Lucy inherited a [fortune] from her grandfather, and immediately quit her job to go travelling around the world.
06. It cost them a [fortune] to renovate their house, but it was worth it.
07. Bill Gates' [fortune] is now estimated in the billions of dollars.
08. Hector Berlioz once observed that time is a great teacher, but [unfortunately] it kills all its pupils.
09. Nick Faldo once joked, "We were happily married for eight months. [Unfortunately], we were married for four and a half years."
10. Jim Rohn once remarked that formal education will make you a living, whereas self-education will make you a [fortune].
11. Frank Sinatra once described rock 'n roll as the most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it had been his [misfortune] to hear.
12. There is a Swedish proverb which states that you should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in [misfortune].
13. In March 2000, 14-year-old British schoolgirl singer Charlotte Church was named Britain's youngest millionaire, with an estimated [fortune] of $9 million.
14. The [fortune] cookie was invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodlemaker.
15. According to Plato, in a single day and night of [misfortune], the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.
16. Honore de Balzac once said that behind every great [fortune] there is a crime.
17. Greek poet Hesiod once suggested that a bad neighbor is as great a [misfortune] as a good one is a great blessing.
18. A Chinese proverb tells us that a great [fortune] depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
19. On Chinese New Year's Eve, people go to the temple to pray for their ancestors and for good [fortune].

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