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Luck Quotes

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. John Hay, Distichs, latter 19th century
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. Bret Harte
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. Garrison Keillor
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 5 scene 1
Cultivate your curiosity. Keep it sharp and always working. Consider curiosity your life preserver, your willingness to try something new. Second, enlarge your enthusiasm to include the pursuit to excellence, following every task through to completion. Third, make the law of averages work for you. By budgeting your time more carefully than most people you can make more time available. Does the combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and the law of averages guarantee success Indeed it does not ... Success in the final analysis always involves luck or the element of chance. Louis Pasteur grasped this well when he said that chance favors the prepared mind. John W. Hanley
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. Samuel Goldwyn
Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger a miracle may not save you...and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit. The Talmud
What luck for rulers that men do not think. Adolf Hitler
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance. James Baldwin
I am a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Stephen Butler Leacock
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. John Hay
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson
I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Benjamin Franklin
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others it is in yourself alone. Orison Swett Marden
It is bad luck to be superstitious. Andrew W. Mathis
Peter Good luck with your layoffs, alright, I hope your firings go really, really well. Office Space
It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application. Samuel Smiles
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. Don Schula
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. Harry Golden
( quotes are updated each month )