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Seneca Quotes and Sayings

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Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Success

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

It is not because life is difficult
that we do not dare.
Life is difficult
because we do not dare.
- Seneca

 

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
- Seneca

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
- Seneca

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
- Seneca

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
- Seneca

While we teach, we learn.
- Seneca

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
- Seneca

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

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

Everything in life is luck.
- Donald Trump

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

Good night, and good luck.
- Edward R. Murrow

Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

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

Luck is a dividend of sweat.
The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
- Ray Kroc

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention
luck are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck.
I was born with good legs.
As for the rest...
beautiful, no.
Amusing, yes.
- Josephine Baker

Outside of dumb luck, the number one way serial killers
are caught is through the help of the public.
- Pat Brown

No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone,
but is beyond control: luck.
- John Jakes

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck,
based on a Grace Paley short story.
I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20
different productions of it this year.
- David Friedman

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
- Denzel Washington

Luck's always to blame.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Oprah Winfrey

Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.
- Don Sutton

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
- Jean Cocteau

I'm lucky.
Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
- Neil Diamond

I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep
every night before I compete,
and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck.
- Sarah Hughes

Everything happens to me.
I've never had a streak of luck in my life.
- Eddie Slovik

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste,
judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck,
like getting across the street.
- E. B. White

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of.
If you go with your instincts and keep your humor,
creativity follows.
With luck, success comes, too.
- Jimmy Buffett

The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I'm not a big believer in a thing called luck.
I believe it has a lot to do with fate and just really
having a vision of the way you would see your life.
- Marla Maples

So, it takes a lot of chance and luck.
I mean I was lucky enough to get in the program where
people with the same skills never made it to the program.
So keep trying.
- Philippe Perrin

Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many,
many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time,
not knowing when it would come.
- Serena Williams

I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
- Robert Sheckley

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

Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.
- Alex Trebek

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it,
but hard work is what keeps the ship moving.
Good luck means, work hard.
Keep up the good work.
- Kevin Eubanks

Everyone has to find their own way, it's just that
I don't want to go that way myself.
If a band likes being on a major and feels happy there,
good luck to them.
- Malcolm Wilson

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent.
- Gene Krupa

I get no respect.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
- Rodney Dangerfield

You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen
to what that character is telling you.
- Estelle Parsons

In the long run, you make your own luck -
good,
bad, or indifferent.
- Loretta Lynn

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

There are a lot better musicians than me out there
that just haven't had the luck to fall into everything like I have.
- Glenn Tipton

Luck is of little moment to the great general,
for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
- Titus Livius

Luck has had a great deal to do with my career.
- John Glover

Sheer luck.
I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones.
- Suzy Parker

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

Luck can be assisted.
It is not all chance with the wise.
- Baltasar Gracian

Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard,
and keep the faith.
Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it.
- Jerry Reed

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails
until things start to go your way.
- Aaron Allston

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

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe
that had the lion's heart.
I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
- Winston Churchill

I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look,
and with luck, a shade better.
- Norman Parkinson

Luck, like a Russian car, generally only works if you push it.
- Tom Holt


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