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When I go to Afghanistan, I realize I've been spared, due to a random genetic lottery, by being born to people who had the means to get out. Every time I go to Afghanistan I am haunted by that.
My wife said to me: 'If you won the lottery, would you still love me?' I said: 'Of course I would. I'd miss you, but I'd still love you.'
Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
People would love to be rich, but they're looking for the easy way. Who wouldn't want to win the lottery? Just to score.
Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation.
If you don't like the idea that most of the money spent on lottery tickets supports government programs, you should know that most of the earnings from mutual funds support investment advisors' and mutual fund managers' retirement.
You need a lot of luck to find people with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. Some people manage to find their soul mate. Others don't. I think love is like a lottery.
Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
Like the rest of the genetic lottery, beauty is unfair. Everyone falls short of perfection, but some are luckier than others. Real confidence requires self-knowledge, which includes recognizing one's shortcomings as well as one's strengths.
Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead.
If we had no hope - for a cure, for winning the lottery, for falling in love, for the end of war, for being free of abuse, or for having food, warmth, clothing, and shelter - we would have no reason to go on. What you hope for doesn't matter, but rather the essence of hope itself.
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
If you're healthy, if you don't get sick much, if you don't go to the doctor much or use your health insurance much, you are a genetic lottery winner. It has nothing to do with the way you live, nothing to do with doing the right things. It's just sheer luck, and you are gonna pay for that.
Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
Although it's easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket... it's part-ownership of a business.
We've all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall.
I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
I have never played the lottery in my life and never will. Voltaire described lotteries as a tax on stupidity. More specifically, I think, on innumeracy.
I despise the Lottery. There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
The visa lottery system poses a national security threat. Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck.
Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it's with the hope of winning something more.
I'm not engaged in predicting random number generators. I actually get phone calls from people who want to know what lottery numbers are going to win. I don't have a clue.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Getting a role in 'Harry Potter' was like winning the lottery. But no one deserves an acting job.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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George C. Marshall
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