Nature creates ability: luck endows it with opportunities.
Our happiness or unhappiness depends as much on our temperaments as on our luck.
Diligence is the Mother of Good luck.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of other; it is in yourself alone.
It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application
Select the lucky and avoid the unlucky. Ill-luck is generally the penalty of folly, and there is no disease so contagious.
When ill luck besets us, to ease the tension we have only to remember that happiness is relative. The next time you are tempted to grumble about what has happened to you, why not pause and be glad that it is no worse than it is.
Some people are so fond of ill luck that they will run halfway to meet it.
Luck is not chance – it’s toil – fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
The whole record of civilization is a record of the failure of money as a higher incentive. The enormous majority of men never make any serious effort to get rich. The few who are sordid enough to do so easily become millionaires with a little luck, and astonish the others by the contrast between their riches and their stupidity... The belief in money as an incentive is founded on the observation that people will do for money what they will not do for anything else.
To talk of luck and chance only shows how little we really know of the laws which govern cause and effect.
A good character, good habits, and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all the ill-luck that fools ever dreamed of.
I never knew a early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest, who complained of bad luck. A good character, good habits, and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all the ill-luck that fools ever dreamed of.
Trusting to luck is only another name for trusting to laziness.
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
It is better to trust in courage than luck.
No luck is so good that you can't find some complaint.
If we always helped one another, none would need luck.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway…
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.