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The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Bible - Ecclesiastes 9:11

Good luck needs no explanation.

Shirley Temple Black

What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.

Robertson Davies

Luck is not chance it's Toil fortune's expensive smile is earned

Emily Dickinson

Fortune always will confer an aura of worth, unworthily; and in this world the lucky person passes for a genius


Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.

Baltasar Gracian

Some folk want their luck buttered.

Thomas Hardy

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.

Ben Jonson

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

William Shakespeare

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.

Jonathan Swift

'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.

John Webster

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self - made men.

E. B. White