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Never have anything to do with an unlucky place, or an unlucky man. I have seen many clever men, very clever men, who had not shoes to their feet. I never act with them. Their advice sounds very well, but they cannot get on themselves; and if they cannot do good to themselves, how can they do good to me?

No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.

No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck.

Of course I don't believe in it. [pointing to horseshoe on his office wall] But I understand that it brings you luck whether you believe in it or not.

Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.

Pitch a lucky man, into the Nile, says the Arabian proverb, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances...Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Some are satisfied to stand politely before the portals of Fortune and to await her bidding; better those who push forward, who employ their enterprise, who on the wings of their worth and valor seek to embrace luck, and to effectively gain her favor.

Some folk want their luck buttered.

Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts.

Superiority to fate is difficult to gain, 'tis not conferred of any, but possible to earn.

The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.

The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.

The worst cynicism, a belief in luck.

There are no chances so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage, and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage.

There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.

They who await no gifts from chance have conquered fate.

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.

Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.

Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.

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