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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.
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.
Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead.
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
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.'
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.
Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it's with the hope of winning something more.
I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical 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.
Getting a role in 'Harry Potter' was like winning the lottery. But no one deserves an acting job.
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
I think the reason I love 'Antiques Roadshow' is that it is sort of like the lottery. There's the chance a regular Joe could walk in with anything and come out close to a millionaire. There's the thrill of the find.
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.
And then it was like, wait, you can go to college and study theater? And act in plays? This is almost a racket, you know. And then when the opportunity came along to do it professionally, I thought I'd won the lottery.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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