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  • "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 businessman, author, and motivational speaker
    Source: Quoted in How to Succeed in Life (Moses Michael, 2007)
  • "With all due respect to Microsoft and Intel, there is no substitute for being in the right place at the right time."
    Andrew S. Grove (1936–), Hungarian-born US entrepreneur, author, and former chairman of Intel Corporation
    Source: Fortune (June 1993)
  • "What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us."
    Robertson Davies (19131995), Canadian novelist, playwright, and essayist
    Source: What's Bred in the Bone (1985)
  • "I think a lot more decisions are made on serendipity than people think. Things come across their radar screens and they jump at them."
    Jay W. Lorsch (1932–), US sociologist
    Source: Wall Street Journal (October 1, 1984)
  • "Fortune knocks once, but misfortune has much more patience."
    Laurence J. Peter (19191990), Canadian academic and writer
    Source: The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong (cowritten with Raymond Hull, 1969)
  • "My batting average has been good, so people ask how much luck is involved. I tell them when I work 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, I get lucky."
    Armand Hammer (18981990), US industrialist, philanthropist, founder, and CEO of Occidental Petroleum
    Source: International Management (June 1966)
  • "Some folk want their luck buttered."
    Thomas Hardy (18401928), British novelist and poet
    Source: The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
  • "Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind."
    Louis Pasteur (18221895), French scientist
    Source: Address (December 1854)
  • "It is a great skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it."
    Baltasar Gracián (16011658), Spanish writer and priest
    Source: Attributed
  • "We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"
    Jean Cocteau (18891963), French poet, novelist, dramatist, and movie director
    Source: Attributed

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