|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|O, once in each mans life, at least,|
Good luck knocks at his door;
And wit to seize the flitting guest
Need never hunger more.
But while the loitering idler waits
Good luck beside his fire,
The bold heart storms at fortunes gates,
And conquers its desire.
Lewis J. BatesGood Luck.
|As ill-luck would have it.|
CervantesDon Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. I. Ch. II.
| As they who make|
Good luck a god count all unlucky men.
George EliotThe Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
|A farmer travelling with his load|
Picked up a horseshoe on the road,
And nailed it fast to his barn door,
That luck might down upon him pour;
That every blessing known in life
Might crown his homestead and his wife,
And never any kind of harm
Descend upon his growing farm.
James T. FieldsThe Lucky Horseshoe.
|Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after mee.|
HeywoodProverbs. Pt. I. Ch. IX.
| Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.|
Douglas JerroldJerrolds Wit. Meeting Trouble Half-Way.
|Felix ille tamen corvo quoque rarior albo.|
A lucky man is rarer than a white crow.
JuvenalSatires. VII. 202.
|Happy art thou, as if every day thou hadst picked up a horseshoe.|
LongfellowEvangeline. Pt. I. St. 2.
|Then here goes another, says he, to make sure,|
For theres luck in odd numbers, says Rory OMore.
Samuel LoverRory OMore.
|Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth|
The fairy ladies danced upon the hearth.
MiltonAt a Vacation Exercise in the College.
|By the luckiest stars.|
Alls Well That Ends Well. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 252.
|When mine hours were nice and lucky.|
Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 13. L. 179.
|And good luck go with thee.|
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 11.
|As good luck would have it.|
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 83.
| Good luck lies in odd numbers * * * They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death.|
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 2.
|And wheresoeer thou move, good luck|
Shall fling her old shoe after.
TennysonWill Waterproofs Lyrical Monologue. St. 27.