luck

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on belief, circumstances, day, luck, men, and time

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: it was somebody's name, or he happened to be there at right time, or it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on good, luck, purpose, and tenacity

Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Placido Domingo on luck and superstition

I'm not superstitious because it brings bad luck.

Placido Domingo

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on government, life, and luck

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life; but only a fool trusts either of them.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Pierre Charles Baudelaire on agreement, luck, people, and understanding

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

Pierre Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867)

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on borrowing, brides, children, christianity, fame, family, fatherhood, faults, generosity, gold, hunger, love, luck, motherhood, patience, poetry, problems, relatives, saints, sharing, sister, soul, thinking, and wine

The subject of the poem was Bridget of Kildare (450-523), a Christian lass among the Druids in Ireland. Saint Bridget was A problem child. Although a lass Demure and mild, And one who strove To please her dad, Saint Bridget drove The family mad. For here's the fault in Bridget lay: She WOULD give everything away. To any soul Whose luck was out She'd give her bowl Of stirabout; She'd give her shawl, Divide her purse With one or all. And what was worse, When she ran out of things to give She'd borrow from a relative. Her father's gold, Her grandsire's dinner, She'd hand to cold and hungry sinner; Give wine, give meat, No matter whose; Take from her feet The very shoes, And when her shoes had gone to others, Fetch forth her sister's and her mother's. She could not quit. She had to share; Gave bit by bit The silverware, The barnyard geese, The parlor rug, Her little niece-'s christening mug, Even her bed to those in want, And then the mattress of her aunt. An easy touch For poor and lowly, She gave so much And grew so holy That when she died Of years and fame, The countryside Put on her name, And still the Isles of Erin fidget With generous girls named Bride or Bridget. Well, one must love her. Nonetheless, In thinking of her Givingness, There's no denial She must have been A sort of trial Unto her kin. The moral, too, seems rather quaint. WHO had the patience of a saint, From evidence presented here? Saint Bridget? Or her near and dear?

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

Source: "The Giveaway," from The Love Letters ofd Phyllis McGinley, New York, Viking Press, 1957

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A Quote by Paul R. Halmos on ability, driving, luck, mathematics, and talent

To be a scholar of mathematics you must be born with talent, insight, concentration, taste, luck, drive and the ability to visualize and guess.

Paul R. Halmos

Source: I Want to be a Mathematician, Washington: MAA Spectrum, 1985.

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A Quote by Orson Welles on god, good, justice, kindness, luck, people, and world

Never expect justice in this world. That is not part of God's plan. Everybody thinks that if they don't get it, they're some kind of odd man out. And it's not true. Nobody gets justice - people just get good luck or bad luck.

Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)

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A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on luck, meetings, opportunity, and preparation

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on luck

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To brag little, to lose well, To crow gently if in luck, To pay up, to own up, To shut up if beaten, Are the virtues of a sportingman.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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