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Quotes of the Day for 13 September 2002 – Luck

A couple of times every year, the thirteenth day of the month falls on a Friday, and is supposed to mean bad luck. If I believed that I think I'd just stay in bed all day. Maybe I will, but for those who ignore the risk and check their mail, here are some quotes on Luck.

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The quotes:

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
     - Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
     - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
     - Jean Cocteau, 1889 - 1963

Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
     - Michael Levine, Lessons at the Halfway Point

Of course I don't believe in it. [pointing to horseshoe on his office wall] But I understand that it brings you luck whether you believe in it or not.
     - Niels Bohr

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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