Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 11:00pm By

Below is a list of fortune cookie fortunes that I’ve received in alphabetical order. A number in parenthesis after the fortune indicates that I’ve received it multiple times, and how many times I’ve received it.¬†This list is updated each time I have Chinese food.

(last updated October 10, 2014)

  • A beautiful, smart, and loving person will be coming into your life.
  • A dubious friend may be an enemy in camouflage.
  • A feather in the hand is better than a bird in the air. (2)
  • A fresh start will put you on your way.
  • A friend asks only for your time not your money.
  • A friend is a present you give yourself.
  • A gambler not only will lose what he has, but also will lose what he doesn’t have.
  • A golden egg of opportunity falls into your lap this month.
  • A good friendship is often more important than a passionate romance.
  • A good time to finish up old tasks. (2)
  • A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
  • A light heart carries you through all the hard times.
  • A new perspective will come with the new year. (2)
  • A person is never to (sic) old to learn. (2)
  • A person of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
  • A pleasant surprise is waiting for you.
  • A smile is your personal welcome mat.
  • A smooth long journey! Great expectations.
  • A soft voice may be awfully persuasive.
  • A truly rich life contains love and art in abundance.
  • Accept something that you cannot change, and you will feel better.
  • Adventure can be real happiness.
  • Advice is like kissing. It costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do.
  • Advice, when most needed, is least heeded.
  • All the effort you are making will ultimately pay off.
  • All the troubles you have will pass away very quickly.
  • All will go well with your new project.
  • All your hard work will soon pay off.
  • Allow compassion to guide your decisions.
  • An agreeable romance might begin to take on the appearance.
  • An important person will offer you support.
  • An inch of time is an inch of gold.
  • Be careful or you could fall for some tricks today.
  • Beauty in its various forms appeals to you. (2)
  • Because you demand more from yourself, others respect you deeply.
  • Believe in yourself and others will too.
  • Believe it can be done.
  • Better ask twice than lose yourself once.
  • Carve your name on your heart and not on marble.
  • Change is happening in your life, so go with the flow!
  • Competence like yours is underrated.
  • Congratulations! You are on your way.
  • Could I get some directions to your heart? (2)
  • Courtesy begins in the home.
  • Courtesy is contagious.
  • Curiosity kills boredom. Nothing can kill curiosity.
  • Dedicate yourself with a calm mind to the task at hand.
  • Depart not from the path which fate has you assigned.
  • Determination is what you need now.
  • Disbelief destroys the magic.
  • Distance yourself from the vain.
  • Do not be intimidated by the eloquence of others.
  • Do not demand for someone’s soul if you already got his heart.
  • Do not let ambitions overshadow small success.
  • Do not make extra work for yourself.
  • Do not underestimate yourself. Human beings have unlimited potentials.
  • Don’t be discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
  • Don’t confuse recklessness with confidence. (2)
  • Don’t just spend time. Invest it.
  • Don’t just think, act!
  • Don’t let friends impose on you, work calmly and silently.
  • Don’t let the past and useless detail choke your existence.
  • Don’t let your limitations overshadow your talents.
  • Don’t worry; prosperity will knock on your door soon.
  • Each day, compel yourself to do something you would rather not do.
  • Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.
  • Emulate what you admire in your parents. (2)
  • Emulate what you respect in your friends.
  • Every flower blooms in its own sweet time.
  • Every wise man started out by asking many questions.
  • Everyday in your life is a special occasion.
  • Failure is the chance to do better next time.
  • Feeding a cow with roses does not get extra appreciation.
  • For hate is never conquered by hate. Hate is conquered by love.
  • Fortune Not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?
  • From listening comes wisdom and from speaking repentance.
  • From now on your kindness will lead you to success.
  • Get your mind set — confidence will lead you on.
  • Get your mind set…confidence will lead you on.
  • Go take a rest; you deserve it.
  • Good news will be brought to you by mail.
  • Good news will come to you by mail.
  • Good to begin well, better to end well.
  • Happiness begins with facing life with a smile and a wink.
  • Happiness will bring you good luck.
  • Happy life is just in front of you.
  • Hard words break no bones, fine words butter no parsnips.
  • Have a beautiful day.
  • He who expects no gratitude shall never be disappointed. (2)
  • He who knows he has enough is rich.
  • Help! I’m being held prisoner in a chinese bakery!
  • How you look depends on where you go.
  • I learn by going where I have to go.
  • If a true sense of value is to be yours it must come through service.
  • If certainty were truth, we would never be wrong.
  • If you continually give, you will continually have.
  • If you look in the right places, you can find some good offerings.
  • If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
  • If your desires are not extravagant, they will be granted.
  • If your desires are not to extravagant they will be granted. (2)
  • Imagination rules the world.
  • In order to take, one must first give.
  • In the end all things will be known.
  • It could be better, but its[sic] good enough.
  • It is better to be an optimist and proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right.
  • It is better to deal with problems before they arise.
  • It is honorable to stand up for what is right, however unpopular it seems.
  • It is worth reviewing some old lessons.
  • It takes courage to admit fault.
  • It’s time to get moving. Your spirits will lift accordingly.
  • Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see shadows.
  • Let the world be filled with tranquility and goodwill.
  • Like the river flow into the sea. Something are just meant to be.
  • Listen not to vain words of empty tongue.
  • Listen to everyone. Ideas come from everywhere.
  • Living with a commitment to excellence shall take you far.
  • Long life is in store for you.
  • Love is a warm fire to keep the soul warm.
  • Love is like sweet medicine, good to the last drop.
  • Love lights up the world.
  • Love truth, but pardon error. (2)
  • Man is born to live and not prepared to live.
  • Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains it’s original dimensions.
  • Many will travel to hear you speak.
  • Meditation with an old enemy is advised.
  • Miles are covered one step at a time.
  • Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
  • Never fear! The end of something marks the start of something new.
  • New ideas could be profitable.
  • New people will bring you new realizations, especially about big issues. (2)
  • No one can walk backwards into the future.
  • Now is a good time to buy stock.
  • Now is the time to go ahead and pursue that love interest!
  • Now is the time to try something new
  • Now is the time to try something new.
  • Others can help you now.
  • Pennies from heaven find their way to your doorstep this year!
  • People are attracted by your Delicate[sic] features.
  • People find it difficult to resist your persuasive manner.
  • Perhaps you’ve been focusing too much on saving.
  • Physical activity will dramatically improve your outlook today.
  • Place special emphasis on old friendship.
  • Please visit us at www.wontonfood.com
  • Practice makes perfect.
  • Protective measures will prevent costly disasters.
  • Put your mind into planning today. Look into the future.
  • Remember to share good fortune as well as bad with your friends.
  • Rest has a peaceful effect on your physical and emotional health.
  • Resting well is as important as working hard.
  • Romance moves you in a new direction.
  • Savor your freedom — it is precious.
  • Say hello to others. You will have a happier day.
  • Self-knowledge is a life long process.
  • Share your joys and sorrows with your family.
  • Sloth makes all things difficult; industry all easy.
  • Small confidences mark the onset of a friendship.
  • Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.
  • Someone you care about seeks reconciliation.
  • Soon life will become more interesting.
  • Stand tall. Don’t look down upon yourself. (2)
  • Stop searching forever, happiness is just next to you.
  • Success is a journey, not a destination.
  • Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
  • Take care and sensitivity you show towards others will return to you.
  • Take the high road.
  • The austerity you see around you covers the richness of life like a veil.
  • The best prediction of future is the past.
  • The change you started already have far-reaching effects. Be ready.
  • The change you started already have far-reaching effects. Be ready.
  • The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
  • The harder you work, the luckier you get.
  • The night life is for you.
  • The one that recognizes the illusion does not act as if it is real.
  • The only people who never fail are those who never try.
  • The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
  • The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
  • The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
  • The secret to good friends is no secret to you. (2)
  • The small courtesies sweeten life, the greater ennoble it.
  • The smart thing to do is to begin trusting your intuitions.
  • The strong person understands how to withstand substantial loss.
  • The sure way to predict the future is to invent it.
  • The truly generous share, even with the undeserving.
  • The value lies not within any particular thing, but in the desire placed on that thing.
  • The weather is wonderful. (2)
  • There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
  • There is no wisdom greater than kindness. (2)
  • There is not greater pleasure than seeing your lived (sic) ones prosper.
  • There’s no such thing as an ordinary cat.
  • Things don’t just happen; they happen just.
  • Those who care will make the effort.
  • Time and patience are called for many surprises await you!. (sic)
  • Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time
  • To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
  • To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
  • Today is the conserve yourself, as things just won’t budge.
  • Today, your mouth might be moving but no one is listening.
  • Tonight you will be blinded by passion.
  • Use your eloquence where it will do the most good.
  • Welcome change.
  • “Welcome” is a powerful word.
  • Well done is better than well said.
  • What’s hidden in an empty box?
  • What’s yours in mine, and what’s mine is mine.
  • When your heart is pure, your mind is clear.
  • Wish you happiness.
  • You always bring others happiness.
  • You are a person of another time.
  • You are a talented storyteller. (2)
  • You are admired by everyone for your talent and ability.
  • You are almost there.
  • You are busy, but you are happy.
  • You are generous to an extreme and always think of the other fellow.
  • You are going to have some new clothes. (2)
  • You are in good hands this evening.
  • You are modest and courteous.
  • You are never selfish with your advice or your help.
  • You are next in line for promotion in your firm.
  • You are offered the dream of a lifetime. Say yes!
  • You are open-minded and quick to make new friends. (2)
  • You are solid and dependable.
  • You are soon going to change your present line of work.
  • You are talented in many ways.
  • You are the master of every situation. (2)
  • You are very expressive and positive in words, act and feeling.
  • You are working hard.
  • You begin to appreciate how important it is to share your personal beliefs.
  • You can see a lot just by looking.
  • You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
  • You desire recognition and you will find it.
  • You have a deep appreciation of the arts and music.
  • You have a deep interest in all that is artistic.
  • You have a friendly heart and are well admired. (2)
  • You have a shrewd knack for spotting insincerity.
  • You have a yearning for perfection. (3)
  • You have an active mind and a keen imagination.
  • You have an ambitious nature and may make a name for yourself.
  • You have an unusual equipment for success, use it properly.
  • You have exceeded what was expected.
  • You have the power to write your own fortune.
  • You have yearning for perfection.
  • You know where you are going and how to get there.
  • You look pretty.
  • You love challenge.
  • You love chinese food.
  • You make people realize that there exist other beauties in the world.
  • You never hesitate to tackle the most difficult problems. (2)
  • You seek to shield those you love and like the role of provider. (2)
  • You should be able to make money and hold on to it.
  • You should be able to undertake and complete anything.
  • You understand how to have fun with others and to enjoy your solitude.
  • You will always be surrounded by true friends.
  • You will always get what you want through your charm and personality.
  • You will always have good luck in your personal affairs.
  • You will be a great success both in the business world and society. (2)
  • You will be blessed with longevity.
  • You will be pleasantly surprised tonight.
  • You will be successful in your work.
  • You will be traveling and coming into a fortune.
  • You will be unusually successful in business.
  • You will become a great philanthropist in your later years.
  • You will become more and more wealthy.
  • You will enjoy good health.
  • You will enjoy good health; you will be surrounded by luxury.
  • You will find great contentment in the daily, routine activities.
  • You will have a fine capacity for the enjoyment of life.
  • You will have gold pieces by the bushel.
  • You will inherit a large sum of money.
  • You will make change for the better.
  • You will soon be surrounded by good friends and laughter.
  • You will take a chance in something in near future.
  • You will travel far and wide, both pleasure and business.
  • You will travel far and wide,both pleasure and business.
  • Your abilities are unparalleled.
  • Your ability is appreciated.
  • Your ability to juggle many tasks will take you far.
  • Your biggest virtue is your modesty.
  • Your character can be described as natural and unrestrained.
  • Your difficulties will strengthen you.
  • Your dreams are never silly; depend on them to guide you.
  • Your dreams are worth your best efforts to achieve them.
  • Your energy returns and you get things done.
  • Your family is young, gifted and attractive.
  • Your first love has never forgotten you.
  • Your happiness is before you, not behind you! Cherish it.
  • Your hard work will payoff today.
  • Your heart will always make itself known through your words.
  • Your home is the center of great love.
  • Your ideals are well within your reach.
  • Your infinite capacity for patience will be rewarded sooner or later.
  • Your leadership qualities will be tested and proven.
  • Your life will be happy and peaceful.
  • Your life will get more and more exciting.
  • Your love life will be happy and harmonious.
  • Your love of music will be an important part of your life.
  • Your loyalty is a virtue, but not when it’s wedded with blind stubbornness.
  • Your mind is creative, original and alert.
  • Your mind is your greatest asset.
  • Your quick wits will get you out of a tough situation.
  • Your success will astonish everyone. (2)
  • Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded.
  • Your work interests can capture the highest status or prestige.

85 comments on ‘Fortune Cookie Fortunes’

  1. loll says:

    i got one that said "may you always live in interesting times" (for those of you who dont know that is a chinese curse!) lol

  2. Bernie says:

    My son just made a fortune teller and we used your list for reference. Thanks!

  3. shadowdragon says:

    I just got one that said "dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become." Im a dreamer so i dont know if this is good or bad…

  4. ThePurpleUnicorn says:

    I have received one fortune at least 4 times. It’s kind of creepy when you think about it. The fortune was “To truly find yourself, you should play hide and seek alone.” I didn’t see it on your list and I thought it was a little freaky receiving it again last night at my sisters birthday party.

    • Swillpot says:

      ThePurpleUnicorn’s fortune reminds me of the old Zen thing about the sound of one hand clapping.

    • Hannahh says:

      I’ve always gotten this fortune ” You will have good luck in your personal affairs” its hard to understand im 15 and ever since ive gotten this i’m kind of scared. what does it mean am i gonna be with a lot of men or just be lucky when it comes to everything ? may someone help because lately my life has been really weird…

  5. Camille says:

    some fortunes dont make sense and the makers just put random words on it.but some teach lessons and can help you in life.

  6. Kittie says:

    You eat a lot of Chinese food…

  7. Steve says:

    I have one that lost a little in the translation “Actions speak louder than talks” Made me laugh and I have it taped to my monitor.

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