An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts.


Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942, Canadian novelist)


Foolish indeed are those who trust to fortune.


Lady Murasaki


I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.


Anais Nin (1914-1977, French-born American novelist, dancer)


When God throws the dice, they are loaded.


Greek Proverb (Sayings of Greek  origin)


The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.


Joyce Carol Oates (1938-, American author)


Luck means the hardships and privations which you have not hesitated to endure, the long nights you have devoted to work. Luck means the appointments you have never failed to keep, the trains you have never failed to catch.


Max O'Relling


Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where a backbone ought to be.


Clementine Paddleford


Today is a new day.You will get out of it just what you put into it.


Mary Pickford (1893-1979, Canadian-born American actress)


Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you.


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


The harder you work, the luckier you get.


Gary Player (1969-, American golfer)


The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.


Channing Pollock (1946-, American actor)


You stored your milk in a straining metal... and now you are complaining about bad luck?


Afghani Proverb


Bad luck for one man is good luck for another.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


Fortune is with you for an hour, and against you for ten!


Arabian Proverb (Sayings of Arabian origin)


Luck seeks those who flee and flees those who seek it.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


Good luck beats early rising.


Irish Proverb (Sayings of Irish origin)


There is no luck except where there is discipline.


Irish Proverb (Sayings of Irish origin)


Substance is not enough, accident is also required.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


Each man's character shapes his fortunes.


Latin Proverb (Sayings of Latin origin)


Each man's character shapes his fortunes.


Latin Proverb (Sayings of Latin origin)


Luck is infatuated with the efficient.


Persian Proverb (Sayings of Persian origin)


Luck never gives; it only lends.


Swedish Proverb (Sayings of Swedish origin)


Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.


Yiddish Proverb (Sayings of Yiddish origin)


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.


Marquis de Racan


Luck is the residue of design.


Branch Rickey


Breaks balance out. The sun don't shine on the same old dog's rear end every day.


Darrell Royal (1924-, American college football coach)


You've got to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn't go around looking for a stumblebum.


Darrell Royal (1924-, American college football coach)


What the reason of the ant laboriously drags into a heap, the wind of accident will collect in one breath.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Luck. Take a second look at what appears to be someone's "good luck." You'll find not luck but preparation, planning, and success-producing thinking.


David J. Schwartz (American trainer, author of "The Magic of Thinking Big")


The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.


Barbara Sher (American author of "I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was")


Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned.


Ignazio Silone (1900-1978, Italian novelist)


Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.


Don Sutton


Don't you know by now, luck don't lead to anything or why you keep on moving


Steve Winwood (1948-, American singer)


The lot is cast into the heap, but the whole disposing there of is of the Lord.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


There is death in the pot.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: 2 Kings 4:40


Chance does nothing that has not been prepared beforehand.


Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859, French social philosopher)


I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.


Brian Tracy (1944-, Canadian-born American trainer, speaker, author, businessman)

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Everything in life is luck.


Donald Trump (1946-, American businessman, actor)


Combine common sense and the Golden Rule, and you will have very little bad luck.


Author Unknown


Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success.


Author Unknown


Good luck is often with the man who doesn't include it in his plans.


Author Unknown


If a woman wants her dreams to come true, she must wake up.


Author Unknown


Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.


Author Unknown


Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.


Author Unknown


Luck is good planning, carefully executed.


Author Unknown


Luck is the idol of the idle.


Author Unknown


Success is just a matter of luck, all you need to do is ask a failure.


Author Unknown


The wise don't expect to find life worth living; they make it that way.


Author Unknown


Today, well lived, will prepare me for both the pleasure and the pain of tomorrow.


Author Unknown


Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come; you have to get up and make them.


Madame C.J. Walker


I am persuaded that luck and timing have, in my case, been very important.


Mike Wallace


Motivation triggers luck.


Mike Wallace


`Tis better to be fortunate than wise.


John Webster (1580-1625, British dramatist)


Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop.


John Webster (1580-1625, British dramatist)


When there is no feeling of accomplishment, children fail to develop properly and old people rapidly decline.


Joseph Whitney


The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.


Flora Whittemore


Luck is believing you're lucky.


Tennessee Williams (1914-1983, American dramatist)


Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.


Oprah Winfrey (1954-, American TV personality, producer, actress, author)


In the queer mess of human destiny, the determining factor is luck.


William E. Woodward


Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.


Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1924-1956, American athlete)


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