Luck Quotes

Oscar wilde, the picture of dorian gray, 1891 - when a woman marries again, it is because she...
Edward c. banfield - every political system is an accumulation of...

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
Care and diligence bring luck.
Thomas Fulle
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Seneca

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Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.
Langston Coleman
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
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Plato
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
Happiness is always a by - Product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
Robertson Davies
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
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
James A. Garfield
As ill - Luck would have it.
Miguel de Cervantes
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 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 fact remains that the overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing. The long term study of people who eventually became wealthy clearly reveals that their luck arose from accidental dedication they had to an arena they enjoyed.
Srully Blotnick
Luck is what you have left over after you give 100%.
Langston Coleman
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
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
Some folks say it was a miracle. Saint Francis suddenly appeared and knocked the next pitch clean over the fence. But I think it was just a lucky swing.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
Ernest Hemingway, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck - - But, most of all, endurance.
James Baldwin
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
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
Children need encouragement. So if a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way, he develops a good, lucky feeling.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.
Kathleen Norris, O Magazine, July 2003
It is bad luck to be superstitious.
Andrew W. Mathis
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
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
Robert A. Heinlein
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
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
Charles Baudelaire
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
I am a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Stephen Butler Leacock
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
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
I fixed my eyes on the larget cloud, as if, when it passed out of my sight, I might have the good luck to pass with it.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Ja
Luck is the residue of design.
Branch Rickey, Communication Bulletin for Managers & Supervisors, June 2004