A Quote by Jean Cocteau on belief, luck, and success

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

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Keller on christ, consequences, control, death, disaster, god, ideas, justice, losing, luck, mind, politics, stupidity, war, and path

Just before he ascended the gallows following the Nuremberg trials, Hans Frank, one of the top Nazis who controlled Poland, made a statement. He claimed he had little idea, until it was too late, that turning away from God could have such destructive and deadly consequences. "It was not only because of technical reasons and unfortunate coincidences that we lost the war. It was not just ill luck and treason. Rather God has passed sentence on Hitler. He has passed it on him and his system which we served in a state of mind hostile to God." He then implored that everything be done to warn others not to follow in his path. "Not even one step," he emphasized, since the way he followed was "the way without God, the road from Christ, and in the final outcome the road of political stupidity, of disaster and death."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by J. Ogden Armour on good, jobs, and luck

There may be luck in getting a good job-but there's no luck in keeping it.

J. Ogden Armour

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Howard Schultz on belief, day, future, life, luck, people, responsibility, and vision

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.

Howard Schultz

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Louis Hector Berlioz on luck and talent

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on despair, good, habits, life, luck, purpose, self-denial, success, world, and worth

Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by George Sanders on boredom, good, life, luck, suicide, world, and worry

Suicide note. Dear World, I am leaving you because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool - good luck.

George Sanders (1906 - 1972)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by George Eliot on education and luck

Education was almost always a matter of luck usually ill luck in those distant days.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Gary Apple on luck


Aladdin rubbed a lamp and a genie appeared. With my luck if I rubbed the lamp, I'd probably get an IRS auditor.

Gary Apple

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Fred . Fitch on luck and work


There isn't any luck that enters into anything, unless it's poker or shooting dice, maybe. There is no luck to merchandising. There is no luck in going out and working from early in the morning to long after dinner. That is not luck, it's work.

Fred . Fitch

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content