Fortune favours the brave. What does tis phrase mean?
Fortune favours the bold, Fortune favours the brave, Fortune helps the brave , and Fortune favours the strong are common translations of the famous and often-quoted ancient Latin proverb "Fortis fortuna adiuvat".
The phrase means that Fortuna, the Goddess of luck, is more likely to help those that take risks, take action, and develop their skills proactively. It was first written by Terence, who lived in the second century BC, in his play "Phormio", but it has been quoted many times since. The phrase is often associated with Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid, appearing in book 10 line 284, in the slightly different form "audentis fortuna iuvat."
The phrase was also used by Alexander the Great to describe his bold way of leading the Macedonian phalanx and his companion cavalry with him in front.
It was the station motto of airbase RAF East Fortune in Scotland. It is also the motto of English football team KAG FC. It is also the motto f ...more