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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Luck page.

There are too many quotes without any attributions. And for me, it is not clear their notability as quote. How do you think to remove those anonymous quotes? --Aphaia 20:35, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Removed. --Aphaia 10:41, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Merge from fortune[edit]

As tagged, I think it better to merge fortune it into luck.

  • Fortune is originally a Latin word meaning luck, and in my understanding quotes now listed on that article seem to refer to this notion. The English Wikipedia w:Fortune is a disambiguation, and the notion that article covers seems to be described under the name of w:luck.

So how about merging that article into this, luck? How do you think, folks? --Aphaia 10:46, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Merged. --Aphaia 08:26, 28 September 2007 (UTC)


Shouldn't there be more?

For example, there are quotes about the Master Chief from Halo, about how he's so lucky.

--Heero Kirashami 02:30, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Ships called enterprise[edit]

There's a Star Trek quote in here that I'm almost positive is wrong. The quote should be "fate protects fools, small children, and ships named Enterprise," not luck. --Mukkakukaku 14:54, 4 August 2011 (UTC)


  • The universe runs on a strict mathematical equation of cause and effect, luck is being the right number
  • Luck favors the prepared
    • Louis Pasteur.
  • I have a lot of luck, it's just not always good luck.
  • It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.
  • It's smarter to be lucky than it's lucky to be smart.
  • Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, so long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.
  • Luck favors the prepared, darling.

Luck 's no lady...luck is a bitch.

    • Anonymous. Toilet wall, Paddy Power bookmakers, High Street Harlesden, London 2012
  • Men live at the mercy of forces they cannot control. Belief in fortune and luck, good and evil, is one of the most widespread and persistent of human beliefs.
  • The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; and the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
  • The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
  • The prudent man really frames his own fortunes for himself.
  • I think Luck is what we describe as a chance that was beneficial to us.