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Fortune favours the bold,Fortune favours the braveandFortune favours the strongare common translations of aLatinproverb. The slogan has been used historically in the military in theAnglosphere, and it is used up to the present in theUS Armyand on the coats of arms of individual families and clans.

Fortune favours the boldis the translation of aLatinproverb, which exists in several forms with slightly different wording but effectively identical meaning, such asaudentes Fortuna iuvat,1audentes Fortuna adiuvat,Fortuna audaces iuvat, andaudentis Fortuna iuvat. This last is used byTurnus, an antagonist in theAeneid.2Fortuna refers to luck or its personification,a Roman goddess.

Another version of the proverb,fortis Fortuna adiuvat(fortune favours the strong/brave), was used inTerences comedy playPhormio, line 203.3

Pliny the Youngerquotes his uncle,Pliny the Elder, as using the phrase when deciding to take his fleet and investigate theeruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, in the hope of helping his friendPomponianus:Fortes inquit fortuna iuvat: Pomponianum pete.(Fortune, he said, favours the brave: head for Pomponianus.)45The expedition cost the elder Pliny his life.

The Latin phraseFortuna Eruditis Favet(fortune favours the prepared mind) is also used.Louis Pasteur, the French microbiologist and chemist, made this remark:Dans les champs de lobservation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits prpars, meaning In the fields of observation, chance only favours the prepared mind.

It may be a rewording of: Boldness is the beginning of action. But fortune controls how it ends. ό ής ή, ύ ές ί. Democritus, 470-370 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

The motto for theBrazilian MarinesisFortuna Audaces Sequitur (A sorte acompanha os audazes).

The quoteFortes Fortuna Juvatis used by theJydske Dragonregiment, or Jutish Dragoon Regiment, in the Royal Danish Army.6

The quoteAudentes fortuna iuvatappears in the University of Milano Bicocca logo.7

Fortuna Eruditis Favetis the motto ofSunway UniversityandSunway College.

The motto is used by the Cornielje family of The Netherlands alongside their coat of arms.8

The motto for the Portuguese Commandos isAudaces Fortuna Juvat(A sorte protege os Audazes).

Motto used by the80th Fighter Squadronstationed at Kunsan AB, Republic of South Korea.citation needed

Virtutis Fortuna Comesis used as the motto for thehaving been previously used by one of the Yorkshires antecedent regiments, theDuke of Wellingtons Regiment(West Riding [33rd/76th Foot]).9It is also the motto forWellington College, Berkshire.10

A number of armigerous families use this motto, often featured on their coats of arms; these families includeClan MacKinnon,11Clan Turnbull,12OFlaherty,13, and several Dickson families, including a number resident inForfarshire, and the DicksonBarons Islington.14

The phrase was used as the motto of theRoyal Air Force stationbased atEast Fortune, inEast Lothian. The base was operational in theFirst World Warand between 1940 and 1947.15

It is the motto of the football clubLinfield F.C.

It is also the motto of Liverpool John Moores University.16

It is on the crest of the3rd Marine Regimentat Kaneohe Bay,Hawaii.citation needed

It is the official motto of theUnited States Coast Guard AcademyClass of 1982, which has produced more Coast Guard flag officers than any other class that graduated from the Academy, epitomizing the concept of flag officers as The best of the rest.citation needed

Fortuna Favet Fortibus(Fortune favors the brave) is the official motto of theUnited States Naval AcademyClasses of 1985, 2004, and 2012.citation needed

The mottoFortes Fortuna Juvatappears on the gates of Honor Hill at Ft. Benning, Georgia, where U.S. Army infantrymen ceremoniously receive the iconic cross rifle insignia.citation needed

It has been the motto of severalUnited States Navyships:

The Latin equivalentfortuna audentes juvatis used as the motto for the Turing family, dating back to 1316 AD.20

The motto is used by the366th Fighter Wingof theUnited States Air Forceand appears on the wing patch. The motto is also used by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 3rd Field Investigation Region, Detachment 327, Little Rock Air Force Base.

Audentes Fortuna Juvat(Fortune Favors the Bold) is the motto of the 80th TAC Fighter Squadron (The Headhunters).

It is the unit motto for2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, stationed out ofMarine Corps Base Hawaii.

It is the unit motto for3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, stationed out of Marine Corps Camp Lejeune, NC.

The motto is also used on theSeattle Police DepartmentSWATunit patch.

The Latin equivalentfortuna favet audaciis the motto ofTrumbull CollegeofYale University.

(1993-1999) episodeFavor the Bold: Fortune favors the bold. – CaptainBenjamin Sisko

(1997-2003): Fortune favors the brave. Buffy Summers

(2001-2005) Audentes fortuna juvat Virgil on the Dedication Plaque of the

(2013): Fortune favors the brave, dude. Newton Geiszler

(2014): Fortune favors the bold. Oswald Cobblepot

film series (2014): Fortune favors the strong. – in John Wicks tattoo Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat

(2015): Audentes Fortuna Iuvat on George Warleggans coat of arms

(2015): Fortune Favors the Bold is the name of a special ability that can be used by the

(2015): Audentes fortuna iuvat! – in the last entry in a journal (presumably written by the ill-fated gonzo-historian, Aldert Geert)

It is widely known that historia magistra vitae est, or in the Common Tongue, history is lifes teacher. Her students, however, have heretofore preferred to partake of her lectures from afar, namely amidst the quiet stacks of university libraries. They knew her teachings solely from the accounts of third parties, accounts inevitably colored by these individual prejudices or imperfect memories. I, by contrast, have decided the time has come to break with this convenient yet harmful practice and begin to draw knowledge from the source, writing history where it is made, on the front lines of conflict. Many will say this way madness lies, and that my venture will indubitably end in my untimely death. To them I say with pride, audentes fortuna iuvat! – or in the Commo (The writing ends abruptly.).

(2017): Audaces Fortuna Juvat! The Gladiator

(2017) episode Lethe: Fortune favors the bold. – Captain Gabriel Lorca

(2018): Fortune favors the bold. -Jim Beach(played byTom Hollander)

(2018): Fortune favors the bold. -Dr. Otto Octavius

Translating Plinys letters about Vesuvius, pt. 6. Fortune Favors the Brave. 1 January 2013.

Wellington College – The Wellington Identity. The British Army

Name History – The Chieftain Clan OFlaithbheartaigh Kings and Queens of Connemara english variants:OFlaherty, Lafferty. Laffertyhistory.webs.com

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Bernard Burke, Harrison & Sons, 1884, p. 285

(1st publish. ed.). London [u.a.]: Routledge & Kegan Paul. p.86.ISBN

USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7)United States Army Institute of Heraldry

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