Good Luck Quotes Quotes

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

Persons who think there is no such thing as luckgood or badare entitled to their opinion, although I think they ought to be shot for it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Every writer has an ideal reader, I thought, and it was just my good luck that mine wanted to sleep with me.

Michael Chabon

I was very lucky to come through at the time I did, with the growing interest and demand for animation and animators - it requires a great deal of patience and a good eye for detail.

Annette Funicello

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.

Tom Stoppard

Good luck needs no explanation.

Shirley Temple
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