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"Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer." - Author Unknown "Everything in life is luck.

" - Donald Trump "I dreamed impossible dreams. And the dreams turned out beyond anything I could possibly imagine. You know, from my point of view, I'm the luckiest cat on the planet." - Hugh Hefner "Luck is believing you're lucky." - Tennessee Williams "When life appears to be working against you, when your luck is down, when the supposedly wrong people show up, or when you slip up and return to old, self-defeating habits, recognize the signs that you're out of harmony with intention." - Aldous Huxley "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson "It's hard to detect good luck, it looks so much like something you've earned." - Frank A. Clark "Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves." - Larry King "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." Ray Kroc "I'm lucky. I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I never really had a job. I was a football player, then a football coach, then a football broadcaster. It's been my life. Pro football has been my life since 1967. I've enjoyed every part of it. Never once did it ever feel like work." - John Madden "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Seneca "Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked." - Steve Wozniak "I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often." - Brian Tracy

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford "I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises." Demosthenes "For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can." - Ernest Hemingway "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein "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." - Robert Collier "O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire." - Lewis J. Bates "I am what I am and, you know, I'm a very lucky guy." - Michael Bloomberg "Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck." - George S. Clason "The day You decide to do it is your lucky day." - Japanese Proverb "Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; This is good luck." Gautama Buddha If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult. - Heraclitus Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him ridiculous. - W. Matthews Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish. - Ovid Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. - Anatole France The harder you work, the luckier you get. - Gary Player 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 Fortune favours the bold. - Terence The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. - Hector Berlioz In the field of observation, chance favours the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs. - Russian proverb Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit! - R. E. Shay Those who mistake their good luck for their merit are inevitably bound for disaster. - J. Christopher Herold

Luck is being ready for the chance. - J. Frank Dobie Every man, even the most blessed, needs a little more than average luck to survive this world. - Vance Bourjaily With luck on your side you can do without brains. - Giordano Bruno If fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your tooth. - Persian proverb Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. - William Shakespeare I'm a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. - Stephen Leacock Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck. George S. Clason 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. Robert Collier Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Miguel De Cervantes As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for. Josh Billings I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? Jean Cocteau It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck. Joseph Conrad

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? Stanislaw J. Lec As ill-luck would have it. Cervantes Oh a cockroach is better luck than a cricket upon the hearth for her magnetizes to your home those who love every heart. Saiom Shriver When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky. Dr. Armand Hammer Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck. Joel Chandler Harris I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice. Cervantes As they who make Good luck a god count all unlucky men. George Eliot A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm. James Thomas Fields I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon. John Heywood A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. Juvenal A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. James A. Garfield We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? Jean Cocteau

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. John Heywood Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it. Douglas Jerrold Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. Langston Coleman Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson Happy art thou, as if every day thou hadst picked up a horseshoe. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after mee. John Heywood And wheresoe'er thou move, good luck Shall fling her old shoe after. Lord Alfred Tennyson "Then here goes another," says he, "to make sure, For there's luck in odd numbers," says Rory O'More. Samuel Lover Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth The fairy ladies danced upon the hearth. John Milton I will be treble-sinewed, hearted, breathed, And fight maliciously; for when mine hours Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives Of me for jests; but now I'll set my teeth And send to darkness all that stop me. William Shakespeare

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Brian Tracy People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. Anne Tyler Luck is the residue of design. John Milton Farewell, good Salisbury, and good luck go with thee! William Shakespeare 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. Robert Collier When God throws the dice are loaded. Greek Proverb This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. Away; go. They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. William Shakespeare Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck. George S. Clason Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit. R. E. Shay Luck is the residue of design. Branch Rickey As good luck would have it, comes in one Mistress Page, gives intelligence of Ford's approach, and in her invention, and Ford's wife's distraction, they conveyed me into a buck-basket. William Shakespeare If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. Maya Angelou

Don't you know by now, luck don't lead to anything or why you keep on moving Steve Winwood Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be fish. Ovid Those who mistake their good luck for their merit are inevitably bound for disaster. J. Christopher Herold So unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else. Don Marquis The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. Wilson Mizner Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray A. Kroc Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast in the stream where you least expect there will be a fish. Ovid Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success. Anon. Oh a cockroach is better luck than a cricket upon the hearth for he magnetizes to your home those who love every heart. Saiom Shriver You can take it as understood That your luck changes only if it's good. Ogden Nash Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold. Yiddish Proverb

Victory awaits him who has everything in order luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck. Roald Amundsen, in The South Pole (1912) No amount of careful planning can beat pure luck. Anonymous (?) proverbial saying, source: Klara Landau The harder I work, the luckier I get. Anonymous proverbial saying, sometimes attributed to Samuel Goldwyn and various other figures, including Thomas Jefferson; variant: "I've noticed that the harder I work, the luckier I get!" Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: It was somebody's name, or he happened to be there at the time, or, it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Conduct of Life (1860); this has also been paraphrased as "Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances. Real men believe in cause and effect." In my experience, there's no such thing as luck. George Lucas, depicting an expression of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in Star Wars (1977) No one I met at this time doctors, nurses, practicantes, or fellow-patients failed to assure me that a man who is hit through the neck and survives it is the luckiest creature alive. I could not help thinking that it would be even luckier not to be hit at all. George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia The harder I practice, the luckier I get. Gary Player, as quoted in "Gary Player: take it from the man in black: rats save lives, caning isn't all bad, and we make our own breaks" by Guy Yocom, in Golf Digest (October 2002) Luck is the residue of design. Branch Rickey, as quoted in Psychology Applied to Work : An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1982) by Paul M. Muchinsky, p.482; this has often become paraphrased as : "Luck is the residue of hard work and design."

Fortune turns all things to the advantage of those on whom she smiles. Franois de La Rochefoucauld, Maxim No. 60, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1678) I don't need luck, Sarge. I was born lucky! Robert Rodat, depicting "Pvt. Reiben" in Saving Private Ryan (1998) Luck can only get you so far. J. K. Rowling, in Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince; Hermione Granger referring to a luck potion Felix Felicis Fortis fortuna adiuvat Fortune favours the brave. Terence in Phormio, 203; variant translation: Fortune favors the bold. The only thing I ever learned was that some people are lucky and other people aren't and not even a graduate of the Harvard Business School can say why. Kurt Vonnegut, as quoted in "The Sirens of Titan" by character Noel Constant We are all vainer of our luck than of our merits. Nero Wolfe in The Rubber Band (1936) by Rex Stout

O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire. Lewis J. Bates, Good Luck. As ill-luck would have it. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605-15), Part I, Book I, Chapter II.

As they who make Good luck a god count all unlucky men. George Eliot, The Spanish Gypsy, Book I. A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed it fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm. James T. Fields, The Lucky Horseshoe. Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after mee. John Heywood, Proverbs, Part I, Chapter IX. Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it. Douglas Jerrold, Jerrold's Wit, Meeting Trouble Half-Way. Felix ille tamen corvo quoque rarior albo. A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. Juvenal, Satires, VII. 202. Happy art thou, as if every day thou hadst picked up a horseshoe. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, Part I, Stanza 2. "Then here goes another," says he, "to make sure, For there's luck in odd numbers," says Rory O'More. Samuel Lover, Rory O'More. Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth The fairy ladies danced upon the hearth. John Milton, At a Vacation Exercise in the College. By the luckiest stars. William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well (1600s), Act I, scene 3, line 252.

When mine hours were nice and lucky. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (1600s), Act III, scene 13, line 179. And good luck go with thee. William Shakespeare, Henry V (c. 1599), Act IV, scene 3, line 11. As good luck would have it. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III, scene 5, line 83. Good luck lies in odd numbers * * * They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor, Act V, scene 1, line 2. And wheresoe'er thou move, good luck Shall fling her old shoe after. Alfred Tennyson, Will Waterproof's Lyrical Monologue, Stanza 27. [edit]Unsourced The universe runs on a strict mathematical equation of cause and effect, luck is being the right number David Belcher Luck favors the prepared Louis Pasteur ...Do I feel lucky? Dirty Harry Every man is the architect of his own fortune. Sallust I have a lot of luck, it's just not always good luck. Carter Terry It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence. John Dryden It's smarter to be lucky than it's lucky to be smart. King Charles in Pippin Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, so long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence. Alexander Pope

Luck be a lady tonight. Guys and Dolls, as song of Sky Masterson Luck favors the prepared, darling. Edna Mode in The Incredibles, originally from Louis Pasteur Luck... protects fools, small children and ships named Enterprise. William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation Men live at the mercy of forces they cannot control. Belief in fortune and luck, good and evil, is one of the most widespread and persistent of human beliefs. John Dewey Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; and the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth. Saadi The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. Molire The prudent man really frames his own fortunes for himself. Plautus I make my own luck. Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight I think Luck is what we describe as a chance that was beneficial to us. FongHu Enterprise My socks and shoes always match. Is it luck? Les Claypool of Primus

Irish quotes regarding luck All the little leprechauns in Irelands sunny isle couldnt bring you all the luck Im wishing you the while. All the luck othe Irish Im happy to send you with a wish that good fortune and joy may attend you. May good fortune be yours, may your joys never end.

As he brought new faith to Ireland so may he bring to you, a touch of Irish happiness in everything you do - and like the good Saint Patrick may your home and life be blessed with all Gods special favors that make you happiest. As sure as the shamrocks are growing in the land which the Irish all love, as sure as the lakes of Killarney reflect the blue heavens above - as sure as the warmhearted Irish all pay honor to Saint Patrick too, Im wishing you top othe morning and happiness, always, for you. As sure as there are leprechauns to make a wish come true, tis nothing but the happiest of days Im wishing you. By all the shamrocks in old Killarney tis a joy to know you and thats no blarney. Come and take pot-luck with me. My hearth is warm, my friendships free. Deep peace of the running waves to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the smiling stars to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you. Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. ERIN - where the wind has a sound like a soft sweet song, and anyone can hum it, and heather grows upon the hills and shamrock not far from it. For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way- good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day. For the Great Gaels of Ireland are the man that God made mad, for all their wars are merry and all their songs are sad. May good fortune be yours, may your joys never end. God bless you-now and always-with the gift of Irish cheer. God give to you a happy heart and keep you through the year. God needed laughter in the world, so he made the Irish race, for they can meet life with a smile and turn a happy face. Good times, good friends, good health to youand the luck of the Irish in all that you do.

Grant me a sense of humor, Lord, then saving grace to see a joke, to win some happiness from life, and pass it on to other folk. Green are the hills of Ireland and green they will always stay. Warm are the blessings wished for you and theyll always be that way. Have you ever been to Ireland, with its rolling hills so green? Suren its the fairest land that ever has been seen and those green hills of Ireland may be very far away but theyre close to every Irish heart no matter what the day. God bless yourself, God bless your house, and may your days be merry! Heres a wish for a day thats lucky all through from the likes ome to the likes oyou. Heres to the land of the Shamrock where Irish hearts are true. Heres to our blessed Saint Patrick but most of all, heres to you. How sweetly lies old Ireland. Emerald green beyond the foam, awakening sweet memories, calling the heart back home. I asked a leprechaun to bring a pot of gold to you, I asked a fiddler if hed play your favorite ditty too, I asked the saints to walk with you each step along the way, and now Im asking you to have a very happy day! I just want to say its a joy to address you as Irish folks do May heaven bless you! I wish you lots of good luck no matter what the day. I wish you lots of sunshine and not a bit of grayI wish you lots of laughter and never one wee sigh, and I hope no gift of fortune may ever pass you by. If youre lucky enough to be Irishyoure lucky enough. In the name of old Erin heres wishing you cheer, good luck and good fortune for many a year. IRELAND. Its the one place on earth that Heaven has kissed with melody, mirth and meadow and mist. Irish lucks proverbial: it never fails, they say, and thats the kind Im wishing you, with all my heart today, and faith, thats not the half of it, I

wish you fun and laughter, good friends and health and happiness today and ever after. Irish wishes are prayers indeed, and this is especially true, when the Irish wishes are made and sent on any day to you. It would take more lucky shamrocks than Ireland ever grew to bring luck and gladness that Im always wishing you. Its a bit o Irish luck with all its fun and cheer with all its fun and cheer thats wished for you not just today but every day all year. Its wishing you joy, Ill be havin you know, and the luck othe Irish wherever you go. Lets all put our dancin shoes and wear our shamrocks green and toast our friends both here and there and everywhere between. Like the gold of the sun, like the light of the day, may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. Like the glow of a star, and the lilt of a song may these be your joys all your life long. Like the shamrocks of Old Ireland may your joys grow all year throughand Irish luck and laughter be a part of all you do. Like the warmth of the sun and the light of the day, may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. Long live the Irish. Long live their cheer. Long live our friendship. Year after year. Lucky stars above you, sunshine on your way, many friends to love you, joy in work and play- laughter to outweigh each care, in your heart a songand gladness waiting everywhere all your whole life long! Many blessings to cheer you each day the year through and the luck of the Irish in all that you do. May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you.

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