Quotations: Luck

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
Charles Baudelaire

A man never has good luck who has a bad wife.
Henry Ward Beecher

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
Hector Berlioz

For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
Irish Blessings

May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
Irish Blessings

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
Irish Blessings

May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you.
Irish Blessings

They say you have to be good to be lucky, but I think you have to be lucky to be good.
Rico Carty

When good luck knocks at the door, let him in and keep him there.

Good and bad luck is but a synonyme, in the great majority of instances, for good and bad judgment.
Paul Chatfield

I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't luckily have to bother about that.
Agatha Christie

Luck is ever waiting for something to turn up. Labor, with keen eyes and strong will, will turn up something. Luck lies in bed, and wishes the postman would bring him the news of a legacy. Labor turns out at six o'clock, and with busy pen or ringing hammer lays the foundation of a competence. Luck whines. Labor whistles. Luck relies on change. Labor on character.
Richard Cobden

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
Jean Cocteau

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

The lucky have whole days which still they choose; the unlucky have but hours, and those they lose.
John Dryden

Virtue without success is a fair picture shown by an ill light; but lucky men are favorites of heaven; all own the chief, when fortune owns the cause.
John Dryden

I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice.
Albert Einstein

As they who make Good luck a god count all unlucky men.
George Eliot

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Luck cannot change birth.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
James Abram Garfield

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
James A. Garfield

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
Bret Harte

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

Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after mee.
John Heywood

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.
Bill Hirst

What luck for rulers that men do not think.
Adolf Hitler

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson

Luck, mere luck may make even madness wisdom.
Douglas William Jerrold

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
Douglas William Jerrold

A lucky man is rarer than a white crow.

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

Hope nothing from. luck; and the probability is that you will be so prepared, forewarned, and forearmed that all shallow observers will call you lucky.
Edward George Earle Lytton

It is bad luck to be superstitious.
Andrew W. Mathis

If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.
Kathleen Norris

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.
P. J. O'Rourke

Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.
Yiddish Proverb

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

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes... That's the Irish for you!
Irish Sayings

The way our luck has been lately, our fellas have been getting hurt on their days off.
Casey Stengel

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

People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.
Anne Tyler

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton

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

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