A Quote by Steve Perry on cheating, death, doubt, good, luck, and mistakes

This would be a tricky operation, no doubt of that, and a mistake would probably be fatal. So many things he had done over the years would have been fatal, had his luck not been strongly good. He had cheated death dozens of times, but that did not mean he could take it as a given. A man needed only one fatal mistake to end the game

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on luck and work


I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

Source: see Thomas Jefferson

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A Quote by Stephen A. Matuszak on business, knowledge, life, luck, magic, and success

Success in your life or business isn't magic or luck - it is the result of knowledge of the right things to do.

Stephen A. Matuszak

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A Quote by Stanley Holloway on children, luck, and support

"A man was made to help support his children, which is the right and proper thing to do. A man was made to help support his children but, with a little bit o' luck, with a little bit o' luck, they'll go out and start supporting you!"

Stanley Holloway (1890 - 1982)

Source: As Eliza's father, Alfred, in My Fair Lady, 1964, film musical of G B Shaw's play Pygmalion

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A Quote by Sophocles on acceptance and luck

A wise player ought to accept his throws and score them, not bewail his luck.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 862.

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on america, constitution, custom, jobs, luck, presidency, rules, wives, and women

Roughly speaking, the President of the United States knows what his job is. Constitution and custom spell it out, for him as well as for us. His wife has no such luck. The First Lady has no rules; rather each new woman must make her own.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on luck, opportunity, and preparation

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Goldwyn on ability, chance, luck, and opportunity

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Every one has bad breaks, but every one also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.

Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on automobiles, evil, good, ideas, life, luck, and rest

In India it is regarded as a good idea to dart in front of an oncoming car, for the car is sure to kill the evil spirits who are pursuing you, and all the rest of your life you will have good luck.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

Source: The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks

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A Quote by Robert Collier on good, luck, and persistence

All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck - who keeps right on going - is the man who is there when the good luck comes - and is ready to receive it.

Robert Collier

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