A Quote by Dr. Albigence Waldo on body, certainty, clothes, death, despair, devil, fatigue, food, luck, reward, senses, soldiers, time, and weather

Of conditions at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a certain Dr. Albigence Waldo wrote: Poor food hard lodging cold weather fatigue nasty clothes nasty cookery vomit half my time smoked out of my senses the devil's in it I can't endure it. A pox on my bad luck. There comes a bowl of beef soup full of burnt leaves and dirt, sickish enough to make a Hector spew away with it boys I'll live like the chameleon upon air!. . . There comes a soldier, his bare feet are seen through his worn-out shoes, his legs nearly naked from the tattered remains of an only pair of stockings, his breaches not sufficient to cover his nakedness, his shirt hanging in strings; his hair disheveled; his face meager. . . . He comes and cries with an air of wretchedness and despair, 'I am sick, my feet lame, my legs are sore, my body covered with this tormenting itch . . . and all the reward I shall get will be "Poor Will is dead!"'

Dr. Albigence Waldo

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on luck and people

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Meeting Troubles Half-way.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on justice and luck

Why is it no one ever sent me yet One perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get One perfect rose.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: One Perfect Rose.

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A Quote by Don Schula on football, good, and luck

Describing an opposing team: Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.

Don Schula

Source: 1994

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A Quote by David. J. Schwartz, PhD on belief, justice, luck, people, and success

Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success doesn't based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never - yes, never - sell yourself short.

David. J. Schwartz

Source: The Magic of Thinking Big

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A Quote by Coleman Cox on luck and work


I am a great believer in Luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have.

Coleman Cox

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on fortune and luck

Fortune is proverbially called changeful, yet her caprice often takes the form of repeating again and again a similar stroke of luck in the same quarter.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Shirley, 1849.

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A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on luck


Luck generally comes to those who look after-it; and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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A Quote by Carl Zuckmayer on discipline, life, and luck

One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck.

Carl Zuckmayer (1896 -)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on diligence, good, luck, and motherhood

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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