Not Luck Quotes

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There is no Such Thing as Luck Quotes and Sayings

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According to Wikipedia some see Luck as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Even so, some say just the idea of luck can be beneficial in some ways.

Some encourage the belief in luck as a false idea, but which may produce positive thinking, and alter one’s responses for the better. Others, like Jean-Paul Sartre and Sigmund Freud, feel a belief in luck has more to do with a locus of control for events in one’s life, and the subsequent escape from personal responsibility. According to this theory, one who ascribes their travails to “bad luck” will be found upon close examination to be living risky lifestyles. In personality psychology, people reliably differ from each other depending on four key aspects: beliefs in luck, rejection of luck, being lucky, and being unlucky. People who believe in good luck are more optimistic, more satisfied with their lives, and have better moods. If “good” and “bad” events occur at random to everyone, believers in good luck will experience a net gain in their fortunes, and vice versa for believers in bad luck. This is clearly likely to be self-reinforcing.

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Luck is an important factor in many aspects of society, at least in Western society. But there are a few nonetheless that have a dim view of luck or say luck does not exist. Here are a few quotes we have found that illustrate that or take a dim view on the very idea of luck.

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There is no such thing as luck. It’s a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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Destiny is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way. When it isn’t, don’t call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck. ~ Joseph Heller

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Good and bad luck are synonyms, in the great majority of instances, for good and bad judgment ~ Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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I absolutely don’t believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck. ~ Al Alvarez

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I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see And pursuing that vision. ~ Howard Schultz

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I don’t believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason. ~ Nelly

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I love surprises and coincidences. I love them even more when I don’t pass them off as luck, but rather recognize them as a sign that my life’s course is right on track. ~ Jason Mraz

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I think Luck is what we describe as a chance that was beneficial to us. ~ FongHu Enterprise

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In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck. ~ George Lucas, depicting an expression of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in Star Wars (1977)

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Lady Luck’s maiden name was Miss Fortune ~ Author unknown

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Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

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Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish. ~ Timothy Zahn

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My socks and shoes always match. Is it luck? ~ Les Claypool of Primus

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Nothing happens by chance, my friend… No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long. ~ Richard Bach

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People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have. ~ Anne Tyler

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Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: It was somebody’s name, or he happened to be there at the time, or, it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The worst cynicism: a belief in luck ~ Joyce Carol Oates

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To believe in luck – is skepticism ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill. ~ Patrick MacGill

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Who always only dreams of luck shouldn’t be surprised if he oversleeps it. ~ Ernst Deutsch

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There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe. ~ Robert Heinlein


Finally, if you still believe in luck then here’s a warning for you:

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

 

 

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