Luck: (chance...fortunate...... )

Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me a man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. --- George Eliot (Mary Evans) 1819

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. --- William Jennings Bryan 1860

Determine on some course, more than a wild exposure to each chance. --- William Shakespeare 1564

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it. --- Thomas Jefferson 1743 or Stephen Leacock 1869

If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. --- Mary Pickford 1893

If you made mistakes.. there is always another chance for you… you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. --- Mary Pickford 1893

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. --- Charles F Kettering 1876

Luck favors the mind that is prepared. --- Louis Pasteur 1822

Luck to me is something else. Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't. --- Lucille Ball 1911

Make books your companions; let your bookshelves be your gardens; bask in their beauty, gather their fruit, pluck their roses, take their spices and myrrh. --- Samuel Ben Judah Ibn Tibbon 1150

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. --- Thomas Jefferson 1743

To many people, unfortunately, discussion is virtually a substitute for activity. They imagine that to say a thing is tantamount to accomplishment. The effective leader knows, of course, that an encyclopedia of good ideas is no substitute for even the least of them actually put into practice. --- J. Donald Waters

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. (The Scottish Himalayan Expedition) --- W H Murray

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