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There are so many people with all kinds of lucky things happening to them, and they don't know how to use it.
Probably any successful career has "X" number of breaks in it, and maybe the difference between successful people and those who aren't superachievers is taking advantage of those breaks.
To get it right, be born with luck or else make it.
You must always be open to your luck. You cannot force it, but you can recognize it.
Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out.
It is one thing to be gifted and quite another thing to be worthy of one's own gift.
Talent on its own sat gracefully only on the very young. After a certain age it was what you did with it that counted.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Luck ... taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it, luck goes away.
When something bad happens to me, I think I'm able to deal with it in a pretty good way. That makes me lucky. Some people fall apart at the first little thing that happens.
It's funny, but... you're sort of a moving target for fortune, and you never know when it will befall you.
Lady Luck generally woos those who earnestly, enthusiastically, unremittingly woo her.
Luck is good planning, carefully executed.
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
Luck is believing you're lucky.
I think that one can have luck if one tries to create an atmosphere of spontaneity.
Each man's character shapes his fortunes.
Chance works for us when we are good captains.
Motivation triggers luck.
Good and bad luck is a synonym, in the great majority of instances, for good and bad judgment.
Luck is a combination of confidence and getting the breaks.
I was born lucky, and I have lived lucky. What I had was used. What I still have is being used. Lucky.
Luck is largely a matter of paying attention.
Your luck is how you treat people.
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
The man who glories in his luck may be overthrown by destiny.
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
It is more easy to get a favor from fortune than to keep it.
Since luck's a nine days' wonder, wait their end.
Fortune is with you for an hour, and against you for ten!
Breaks balance out. The sun don't shine on the same old dog's rear end every day.
What the reason of the ant laboriously drags into a heap, the wind of accident will collect in one breath.
Fortune is like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
The profits of good luck are perishable; if you build on fortune, you build on sand; the more advancement you achieve, the more dangers you run.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may ... meet with great misfortunes.


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