Posts Tagged ‘luck’

“People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.  Shallow men believe in luck.  Strong men believe in cause and effect.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dumb Luck

Posted: May 15, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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Don’t sit around waiting for dumb luck; take action on choices that will lead you where you want to go.

“This number (10-year treasury note) is probably the most important number in modern capitalism. It tells us the ‘risk-free’ price of money… which is to say, it tells us the cost of borrowing money, or more abstractly, the price of the future.

The more you borrow today, the more time you will have to take away from tomorrow to pay it back. Eventually, you run out of time… and out of luck.

To put that in more concrete (or wood and plastic) terms, the higher your mortgage rate… the longer you have to work to pay for your house.” -Bill Bonner

“What’s the difference between chance and luck?  Luck almost implies like a leprechaun is, sort of somebody is making this happen.  In many ways, it seems like certain people are luckier than others.  I think what that really means is that when they were given chances, they elected to pursue them, as opposed to step away from them.  And that kind of creates the illusion of luck.” -Chuck Klosterman

“Luck is an open door.  Chance is the willingness to step through.”

Lucky Foot?

Posted: April 1, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“Whenever there is any moment – any crack in the door to help make ‘luck’ happen – you must shove your foot in… and not let it out. ” -Steve Sjuggerud

Hard, Luck

Posted: April 21, 2013 in Thought for the Day
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“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”  -Harry Golden

Hard Luck

Posted: April 15, 2013 in Thought for the Day
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“I am a great believer in luck.  The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.” -Coleman Cox