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It'll cost you a fortune if you stay in hotels instead of youth hostelsMy neighbor made a fortune by investing in Microsoft when the company was fairly new.

It'll cost you a fortune if you stay in hotels instead of youth hostels.

This weather is great, but I don't know how long our good fortune is going to last.

Umberto made a fortune buying and selling houses in Dallas during the real estate boom there.

Lucy inherited a fortune from her grandfather, and immediately quit her job to go travelling around the world.

It cost them a fortune to renovate their house, but it was worth it.

Bill Gates' fortune is now estimated in the billions of dollars.

Hector Berlioz once observed that time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Nick Faldo once joked, We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years.

Jim Rohn once remarked that formal education will make you a living, whereas self-education will make you a fortune.

Frank Sinatra once described rock 'n roll as the most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it had been his misfortune to hear.

There is a Swedish proverb which states that you should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.

In March 2000, 14-year-old British schoolgirl singer Charlotte Church was named Britain's youngest millionaire, with an estimated fortune of $9 million.

The fortune cookie was invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodlemaker.

According to Plato, in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.

Honore de Balzac once said that behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Greek poet Hesiod once suggested that a bad neighbor is as great a misfortune as a good one is a great blessing.

A Chinese proverb tells us that a great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.

On Chinese New Year's Eve, people go to the temple to pray for their ancestors and for good fortune.

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