In 1990, Microsoft released the first volume of Microsoft Entertainment Pack, a compilation of casual games for the Windows operating system. Simply put, it was Mahjong or Shanghai Solitaire. This is the game that would become Mahjong Titans which was included in Windows Vista and 7. In the original Taipei incarnation of it, the game would act as a virtual fortune cookie that would display a random fortune after you win a game. I have compiled a list of every known Winner’s Fortune using the playable ROM on the Internet Archive.
Please note the list below is not complete and may be subject to change.
- Accept the next proposition you hear.
- Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.
- A fool’s bolt is soon shot.
- A helping hand brings you closer to a secret goal.
- A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for.
- All cruelty springs from weakness.
- All the little things will add to a happy journey.
- A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Ambition destroys its possessor.
- An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
- An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
- A new friendship will help cast a spell of enchantment.
- Another’s expression of appreciation will delight you.
- Answer a fool according to his folly.
- An unexpected gift will add to your pleasure.
- A secret goal is in sight. Hang in there.
- As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.
- As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
- A visit with friends will prove an enjoyable occasion.
- A wise mine knows everything; a shrewd one, everybody.
- Beauty is power; a smile on its sword.
- Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.
- Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
- Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.
- Beware the fury of a patient man.
- Borrowing is not much better than begging.
- Bouncy ball is the source of all goodness and light.
- Carelessness does more harm than a want of knowledge.
- Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
- Concern for a friend’s happiness will enhance your own.
- Congratulations on winning Taipei!
- Coming events cast their shadows before.
- Debt is the worst poverty.
- Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Discretion in speech is more than elegance.
- Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
- Do well and right, and let the world sink.
- Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise.
- Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
- Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.
- Example is more efficacious than precept.
- Experience is the extract of suffering.
- Faith is the force of life.
- Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
- Fear that man who fears not God.
- Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
- Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.
- Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
- For fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Forgive others often, yourself never.
- Genius is only great patience.
- God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
- God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.
- Good humor is goodness and wisdom combined.
- Good luck is a lazy amn’s estimate of a worker’s success.
- Good, to forgive; best, to forget.
- Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
- Hasten slowly.
- Have you found the ancient Taipei secret?
- He that dies pays all debts.
- He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
- He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
- He whoe desires naught will always be free.
- He who sings frightens away his ills.
- He who will not economize will have to agonize.
- Hope is the poor man’s bread.
- Human improvement is from within outward.
- Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue.
- If a man is worth knowing at all, he is with knowing well.
- If the blind lead the blind, both shall falls into the ditch.
- If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
- Imagination is the eye of the soul.
- Innocence finds not near so much protection as guilt.
- In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
- It is always in season for old men to learn.
- It is better to be envied than pitied.
- It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise.
- Kindness gives birth to kindness.
- Know yourself so that you might understand others.
- Laws die, books never.
- Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
- Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words.
- Listen to your heart and proceed with confidence.
- Many can argue; not many converse.
- Meet a new challenge with calm assurance.
- Memorable moments will make your trip delightful.
- Men make laws; women make manners.
- Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them.
- Money is a good servant but a bad master.
- Never answer a letter while you are angry.
- Never give advice in a crowd.
- Never give advice unless asked.
- New experiences and new friends will enrich your life.
- Nobel ancestry makes a poor dish at table.
- Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
- No man ever yet became great by imitation.
- No man’s credit is as good as his money.
- None but yourself who are your greatest foe.
- No one can disgrace us but ourselves.
- Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
- Politeness goes far; yet costs nothing.
- Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.
- Stay calm, cool, and collected, and all things will fall into place.
- Strange new experiences will add to your joy of living.
- Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
- That fleeting thought is worth pursuing.
- The best way out of difficulty is through it.
- The borrower is servant to the lender.
- The cautious seldom err.
- The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
- The fewer the words, the better prayer.
- The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life.
- The laws sometimes sleep, but never die.
- The less men think, the more they talk.
- The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
- The more corrupt the state, the more laws.
- The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- There is no education like adversity.
- There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
- The shoemaker makes a good shoe because he makes nothing else.
- The universe would not be rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.
- The unusual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
- They are able because they think they are able.
- Through eyes of love all things will take on a new meaning.
- Travel with a light heart and happy expectations.
- Unexpected offer deserves serious consideration.
- Unseen forces are working in your favor.
- Unusual offer will enhance your future.
- Water is the only drink for a wise man.
- Welcome the chance to learn about others.
- Well begun is half done.
- We make our fortunes and call them fate.
- We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
- Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Whatever you do, make it fun.
- What is history but a fable agreed upon?
- What you do with sincerity pays the greatest reward.
- When in doubt, win the trick.
- Where law ends, there tyranny begins.
- Wherever you go, there you are.
- Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
- Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
- Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
- You must look into people as well as at them.
- Your trust in a friend will prove well-founded.
- You will be showered by attention.
- You will relax in the lap of luxury.