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

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

Success is just a matter of luck, all you need to do is ask a failure. History may be written by academics but it's rarely created by them.

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Luck is infatuated with the efficient.

Persian proverb

Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.


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

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French author and filmmaker.

Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.