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Ill-luck, is, in nine cases out of ten, the result of saying pleasure first and duty second, instead of duty first and pleasure second.

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.

It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.

It's hard to detect good luck-it looks so much like something you've earned.

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.

Luck enters into every contingency. You are a fool if you forget it-and a greater fool if you count upon it.

Luck generally comes to those who look after 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.

Luck implies an absolute absence of any principle.

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

Luck is a word devoid of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.

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 chance. Labor on character.

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.

Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.

Luck is what a capricious man believes in.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Luck serves ... as rationalization for every people that is not master of its own destiny.

Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, 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 so often erroneously attributed to good luck.

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.


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