every man is the architect of his own fortune

every man is the architect of his own fortune

proverb One's own behavior dictates the course of one's life. The phrase is not only used to apply to men. Well, every man is the architect of his own fortune, so if your job is making you miserable, find a new one.
See also: every, fortune, man, of, own
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Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Prov. Your own decisions and your own actions determine what your life will be like. The teacher told us, "If you work hard, you can become whatever you want. Every man is the architect of his own fortune." You shouldn't blame other people for your problems. Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
See also: every, fortune, man, of, own
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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