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  Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.  
 -  German Proverb
  

  There is no luck except where there is discipline.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Good luck comes in at a smiling gate.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Luck never gives; it only lends.  
 -  Swedish proverb
  

  Luck is the idol of the idle.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Indecision hinders luck and fortune.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Adam was the luckiest of men: He had no mother-in-law.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A lucky man can stumble upon a treasure while an unlucky one can't even find a mushroom.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If a man be lucky, there is no foretelling the possible extent of his good fortune. Pitch him into the Euphrates and like as not he will swim out with a pearl in his hand.  
 -  Babylonian Proverb
  

  A little bit of luck is better than a ton of gold.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  An unlucky man falls on straw, but splits his nose from a hidden stone.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  For good luck sleep and wait.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Good luck makes its way in by elbowing.  
 -  Spanish proverb
  

  The day you are unlucky, even the cold food burns.  
 -  African proverb, Bemba
  

  Good luck is better than early rising.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Luck comes to those who look after it.  
 -  Spanish proverb
  

  Good luck in cards bad luck in marriage.  
 -  English proverb
  

  There is luck in odd numbers.  
 -  English proverb
  

  When luck enters, give him a seat.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Sit not idle, for your luck sits with you.  
 -  Rumanian proverb
  

  Lucky men need no counsel.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Luck and bad luck are driving in the same sledge.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Luck has but a slender anchorage.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  If you are afraid of bad luck you will never get good luck.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Luck for the fools and chance for the ugly.  
 -  English proverb
  

  See a pin and pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Bad luck rots and in the end one rejoices.  
 -  African proverb, Bemba
  

  When luck offers a finger one must take the whole hand.  
 -  Swedish proverb
  

  Better luck than knowledge.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  Luck and laziness go hand in hand.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  For a lucky man the pot boils without fire.  
 -  Romanian proverb
  

  Go and wake up your luck.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Luck is like women who like fools best.  
 -  Norwegian proverb
  

  Luck without sense is a perforated sack.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Ill luck comes by pounds and goes away by ounces.  
 -  Italian proverb
  

  In short, they were gambling on their luck, and luck is not to be coerced.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Not many people in this world are as lucky as I've been. Although, if you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  The harder you prepare, the luckier you seem to get.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

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

  Readiness is the mother of luck.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Diligence is the mother of good luck.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Chance sometimes opens the door, but luck belongs to the good players.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help.  
 -  Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
  

  Luck has a way of evaporating when you lean on it.  
 -  Brandon Mull
  

  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
  

  I haven't a clue why I've lasted so long. There's no reason. There are many people more talented than me. I think it's luck.  
 -  Cher
  

  Before he goes onstage, Chuck Norris breaks someone's leg to give himself good luck.  
 -  Chuck Norris jokes
  

  On his birthday, Chuck Norris randomly selects one lucky child to be thrown into the sun.  
 -  Chuck Norris jokes
  

  I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  To accomplish big things I am convinced you must first dream big dreams. True, it must be in line with progress, human and divine, or you are wasting your prayer. It has to be backed by work and faith, or it has no hands and feet. Maybe there's even an element of luck mixed in. But I am sure now that, without this master plan, you have nothing.  
 -  Conrad Hilton
  

  You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.  
 -  Cormac McCarthy
  

  Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Accept the law of cause and effect. Take a second look at what appears to be someone's good luck. You'll find not luck but preparation, planning, and success-producing thinking preceded his good fortune.  
 -  David J. Schwartz
  

  What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

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

  If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.  
 -  F. Scott Fitzgerald
  

  If a man wishes someone 'bad luck,' he is sure to attract bad luck himself. If he wishes to aid someone to success, he is wishing and aiding himself to success.  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

  The horse-shoe or rabbit's foot contains no power, but man's spoken word and belief that it will bring him good luck creates expectancy in the subconscious mind, and attracts a 'lucky situation.'  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

  People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  You don't have to justify a beautiful stroke of good luck. Accept it. Smile and say thank you.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  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
  

  The harder you work, the luckier you are, and I worked like hell.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  When I was 26 years old, I was in retail and the store I worked in closed at 7 pm; most times you could find me there at 11 pm, making an extra sale. Never try to be the smartest or luckiest person; just make sure you outwork everyone.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Luck is just one of the byproducts of those who take the most action.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up.  
 -  Harrison Ford
  

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

  I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  You don't have to justify a beautiful stroke of good luck. Accept it. Smile and say thank you.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  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
  

  The harder you work, the luckier you are, and I worked like hell.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  When I was 26 years old, I was in retail and the store I worked in closed at 7 pm; most times you could find me there at 11 pm, making an extra sale. Never try to be the smartest or luckiest person; just make sure you outwork everyone.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Luck is just one of the byproducts of those who take the most action.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up.  
 -  Harrison Ford
  

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

  I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Above all, he liked it that everything was one's own fault. There was only oneself to praise or blame. Luck was a servant and not a master. Luck had to be accepted with a shrug or taken advantage of up to the hilt. But it had to be understood and recognized for what it was and not confused with a faulty appreciation of the odds, for, at gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck. And luck in all its moods had to be loved and not feared.  
 -  Ian Fleming, Casino Royale
  

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

  I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?  
 -  Jean Cocteau
  

  Democracy is the eagle on the back of a dollar bill, with 13 arrows in one claw, 13 leaves on a branch, 13 tail feathers, and 13 stars over its head - this signifies that when the white man came to this country, it was bad luck for the Indians, bad luck for the trees, bad luck for the wildlife, and lights out for the American eagle.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.  
 -  Larry King
  

  It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you.  
 -  Lillian Hellman
  

  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.  
 -  Lucille Ball
  

  If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.  
 -  Michel de Montaigne
  

  Ill luck, you know, seldom comes alone.  
 -  Miguel de Cervantes
  

  Nearly only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades.  
 -  Neil Gaiman
  

  Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow's good luck.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.  
 -  Ovid
  

  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
  

  Every search begins with beginners luck and ends with the victor's being severely tested.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

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

  There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.  
 -  Robert G. Allen
  

  Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.  
 -  Seneca
  

  I was born under a lucky star, and I have nothing whatsoever to regret. I wouldn't change a thing about my life.  
 -  Sir Richard Branson
  

  There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.  
 -  Sophie Kinsella
  

  I broke a mirror in my house, which is supposed to be seven years of bad luck. My lawyer thinks he can get me five.  
 -  Steven Wright
  

  The inability to align to money and abundance is not a misfortune. Nor is it necessarily bad luck, or a sad karma you've been shouldered with. More often than not, a lack of money is the result of errors in the fine tuning of the buttons and knobs that make up the real you and your grand plan.  
 -  Stuart Wilde
  

  Luck is believing you're lucky.  
 -  Tennessee Williams
  

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

  Risk means 'shit happens' or 'good luck.'  
 -  Toba Beta
  

  A good guy is like a four leaf clover. Lucky to have but hard to find.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I am not lucky, I am blessed.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Without positive attitude, success is called Luck. But with positive attitude, success is called achievement.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Fate and luck are the same thing, it all depends on how you look at life! Fate being that everything happens for a reason. Luck meaning that life is what you make it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes singles are luckier. They have only themselves to worry about, less expense, less-stress, less mess.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Good luck beats early rising  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you're in the luckiest 1 per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.  
 -  Wilson Mizner