77 quotes about Luck
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Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
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Fortune cannot be flattered by such fetish worship. But she can be wooed and won by hard work.
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There is death in the pot. [2 Kings 4:40]
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The lot is cast into the heap, but the whole disposing there of is of the Lord.
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Good luck needs no explanation.
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The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass.
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Luck marches with those who give their very best
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There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
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You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
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What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
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Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
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Luck relies on chance, labor on character.
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We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
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All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck -- who keeps right on going -- is the man who is there when the good luck comes -- and is ready to receive it.
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What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.
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Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.
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Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned.
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Luck is being ready for the chance.
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Chance is the one thing you can't buy. You have to pay for it and you have to pay for it with your life, spending a lot of time, you pay for it with time, not the wasting of time but the spending of time.
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There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
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Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect.
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Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.
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A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
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The harder I work the luckier I get.
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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.
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It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
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Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
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Ten years from now I plan to be sitting here, looking out over my land. I hope I'll be writing books, but if not, I'll be on my pond fishing with my kids. I feel like the luckiest guy I know.
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When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.
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Some folk want their luck buttered.
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Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck.
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The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
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The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
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Someone receives a promotion, gets an important assignment, makes a major discovery, or moves into the president's office. He's lucky, an envious person remarks. He gets the breaks; they're always in his favor. In reality, luck or the breaks of life had little or nothing to do with it. So-called luck usually is found at the exact point where preparation meets opportunity. For a time, an individual may get ahead by pull, but eventually someone with push will displace him. Success is not due to a fortuitous concourse of stars at our birth, but to a steady trail of sparks from the grindstone of hard work each day.
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Luck is tenacity of purpose.
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I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
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Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it.
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Luck is being in the right place at the right time, but location and timing are to some extent under our control.
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What is luck? It is not only chance, it is also creating the opportunity, recognizing it when it is there, and taking it when it comes.
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A lucky man is rarer than a white crow.
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People who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others have idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, and have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success often erroneously attributed to good luck.
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Luck can often mean simple taking advantage of a situation at the right moment, It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
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Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
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Luck's always to blame.
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In short, luck's always to blame.
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Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.
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Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
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I am a great believer in luck and the harder I work the more of it I have.
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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
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Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
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The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
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The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
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The harder you work, the luckier you get.
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The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
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Luck is the idol of the idle.
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Luck seeks those who flee and flees those who seek it.
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When God throws the dice are loaded.
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Good luck beats early rising.
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Substance is not enough, accident is also required.
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Luck is infatuated with the efficient.
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Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.
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The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
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Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
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The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
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I believe in luck. The harder I work the luckier I get.
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Luck generally comes to those who look for it, and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away.
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I think the harder you work, the more luck you have.
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I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
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Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
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Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.
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Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success.
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Success is just a matter of luck, all you need to do is ask a failure. History may be written by academics but it's rarely created by them.
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Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop.
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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
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Don't you know by now, luck don't lead to anything or why you keep on moving
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Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
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