Luck Quotes

Branch rickey, communication bulletin for managers & supervisors, june 2004 - luck is the residue of design....
Stephen butler leacock - i am a great believer in luck and i find the...

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
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 Keillo
Let the minor genius go his light way and enjoy his life - The great nature cannot so live, he is never really in holiday mood, even though he often plucks flowers by the wayside and ties them into knots and garlands like little children and lays out on a sunny morning.
W. B. Yeats
Some people are so fond of ill - Luck that they run half - way to meet it.
Douglas Jerrold

C. s. forester, commodore hornblowe - the lucky man is he who knows how much to leave...
It is not a lucky word, this name impossible; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths.
Thomas Carlyle
I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have.
Coleman Cox
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Wystan Hugh Auden
Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.
Author Unknown
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson
Peter Good luck with your layoffs, alright, I hope your firings go really, really well.
Office Space
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Abraham Lincoln
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
Peggy Noonan
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Plato
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing.
Jean Baptiste Colbert
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton
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 Hitle
Graham See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles Or do you believe that people just get lucky Or, look at the question this way Is it possible that there are no coincidences.
Signs
An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.
Ogden Nash
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
James A. Garfield
At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.
P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money
Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.
Langston Coleman
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck - - But, most of all, endurance.
James Baldwin
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
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
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
Author Unknown
What is a seer? A man who with luck tells the truth sometimes, with frequent falsehoods, but when his luck deserts him, collapses then and there.
Achilles, Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis 955
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden
Friends LOVE misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too luck or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
Erica Jong
Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident - - The luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.
Edward C. Banfield
It is bad luck to be superstitious.
Andrew W. Mathis
What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
Don Schula
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.
Christopher Isherwood
When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck men risk theirs.
Oscar Wilde
I never knew an early - Rising, hard - working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.
Henry Ward Beeche
Has anyone supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her that it is just as lucky to die, and I know it.
Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass".