"Every man is the architect of his own fortune."
"Fortune, the great commandress of the world,
Hath divers ways to advance her followers:
To some she gives honour without deserving,
To other some, deserving without honour"
George Chapman, English dramatist and poet
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President (1801-1809)
"It is bad luck to be superstitious."
Andrew W. Mathis
"Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young."
"Misfortune: the kind of fortune that never misses."
Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist and Author
"Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck."
"There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn."
Albert Camus, French novelist and playwright.
"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"