Mark Cuban, J.K. Rowling, Oprah: 31 quotes about luck (and making your own)

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Latest in a year-long series: 366 Daily Inspirational Quotes for 2016

It's March already. Can you believe it?

This year, I've been starting each morning with an inspiring, poignant or witty quote--and sharing one for each day on Inc.com.

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so we've got 31 quotes about luck--making your own, being ready when it arrives, even bemoaning its absence--from quotable people ranging from Marc Cuban to Whoopi Goldberg to John Hay.

Bonus Content: Find the earlier installments here and here. Or, you can get the entire original list of 366 Daily Inspirational Quotes for 2016, here.

Tuesday, March 1:

"No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you. [A]ll that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are."

--Mark Cuban

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#1: "I still work hard to know my business. I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always."

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#2: "When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?"

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#3: "Because if you're prepared and you know what it takes, it's not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there."

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#4: "Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write."

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#5: "​In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong."

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#6: "I've learned that it doesn't matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once. I tried to sell powdered milk. I was an idiot lots of times, and I learned from them all."

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#7: "Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you."

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#8: "Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems."

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#9: "It's not about money or connections -- it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time."

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#10: "What I've learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you'll find that you put the time in. You won't just ask somebody if it's a good idea, you'll go figure out if it's a good idea."

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Wednesday, March 2:

"Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 3:

"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from."

--Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men

Friday, March 4:

"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."

--Ray Kroc

Saturday, March 5:

"Luck can only get you so far."

--J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling throughout her career:

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WASHINGTON, : J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter children's books appears at a book signing 20 October, 1999 in Washington, DC. The books feature Harry Potter as a fictional orphan who attends a school for wizards. The books have become controversial in recent weeks as parents in a South Carolina school district seek to have the books banned for violent content. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
JK Rowling during Archive Images of JK Rowling at the launch of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire at King's Cross Station in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 24: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling waves to the crowd before her reading during the International Festival of Authors at the SkyDome 24 October 2000 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo credit should read AARON HARRIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 4: British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter children's books, and 11 year old Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter in the film version) attend the world film premiere of 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone' at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London on November 4, 2001. The movie is titled 'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone' for it's U.S. release. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
J.K. Rowling (right) during 2002 Child Of Achivement Award at Park Lane Hilton London in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 3: The author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling poses for photographers as she arrives the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets world premiere November 3, 2002 in London. The movie is director Christopher Columbus's second instalment of the series based on J.K. Rowling's tales of wizardry. (Photo by GarethDavies/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JULY 8: Harry Potter author JK Rowling receives an Honorary Degree of Doctor honoris causa at the University of Edinburgh's graduation ceremony in McEwan Hall on July 8, 2004 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 15: Harry Potter author JK Rowling arrives at Edinburgh Castle where she will read passages from the sixth magical children?s title ?Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince?, on July 15, 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 70 junior reporters from around the world, aged between eight and 16, make up the audience, and get to meet and ask questions of the author ahead of the midnight release of the new volume. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 16: Author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the world launch of her new book 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' at Edinburgh Castle in her home city of Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday morning July 16, 2005. Ms. Rowling read a chapter of the new book to competition winning children. (Photo by Mike Wilkinson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Bucharest, ROMANIA: The former special rapporteur on Romania to the European Parliament, Emma Nicholson de Winterbourne (L), Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu (C) and British writer J.K. Rowling (R) talk 25 January 2006 during a meeting at the Victoria Palace, the Romanian government headquarters in Bucharest. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, will take part in a charity benefit to help underprivileged children of Romania and Europe. Ten signed copies of her most recent book, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' will be auctioned off during the event. Of 80,000 abandoned children in Romania, about 50,000 live in foster families and 30,000 in orphanages. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
Bucharest, ROMANIA: Britain's J.K. Rowling, the author of the internationally best-selling series of books about the young wizard Harry Potter applauds a performance by Romanian orphans during a ceremony in Bucharest, Romania, 26 January 2006. Rowling said 26 January at the start of a two-day visit to Romania that she hoped reforms the country had made in child welfare would benefit other countries in the region. Rowling, 40, recently became a trustee of a new Bucharest-based foundation called The Children's High Level Group, which raises money for children in need and promotes childcare reforms in Romania as a model to other European countries. AFP Photo/Vadim Ghirda/POOL (Photo credit should read VADIM GHIRDA/AFP/Getty Images)
JK Rowling (Photo by Sandy Young/WireImage)
ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 06: JK Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter, receives Doctor Of Laws honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen at Marischal College July 6, 2006 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 02: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. NO UK MAGAZINES) JK Rowling and Sir Elton John attend the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party at Stud House, Hampton Court Palace on June 2, 2007 in Richmond upon Thames, London, England. The night is in aid of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation - an international fund fighting child cancer. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JULY 03: Author J.K. Rowling and her guest attend the after party following the European premiere of 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix' at the Old Billingsgate Market on July 3, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - JULY 21: JK Rowling Launches Seventh and Final Harry Potter Book. 21 July 2007 in the Natural History Museum, London (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
LONDON - OCTOBER 09: JK Rowling attends the Pride of Britain Awards 2007 at Television Centre on October 09, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Wireimage)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 15: Author J.K. Rowling holds a press conference and book signing for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school children October 15 2007, at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 06: JK Rowling attends the fourth annual fundraising gala dinner for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation at Hampton Court Palace on June 6, 2009 in Richmond upon Thames, London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
Author J.K. Rowling (C) arrives at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in Leicester Square in central London on July 7 2009. The film is the adaptation of the penultimate book in the long-running series about the magical life of the young schoolboy. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 05: British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, points to the place on her forehead where her title character has a scar while reading 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend attended the 132-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Author J.K. Rowling arrives at the World Premiere of 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2' in Trafalgar Square on July 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Author JK Rowling (L) stands before being awarded a Benefactors Award by Edinburgh University and the Princess Royal during an open air ceremony on September 26, 2011. The honour is in recognition of a £10 million donation made by Rowling to the university last year to establish a new multiple sclerosis (MS) research clinic. AFP PHOTO / PA / David Cheskin (Photo credit should read DAVID CHESKIN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: J. K. Rowling attends a charity evening hosted by JK Rowling to raise funds for 'Lumos' a charity helping to reunite children in care with their families in Eastern Europe at Warner Bros Studios on November 9, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Founder and President of Lumos and Patron of Lumos USA/ Author J.K. Rowling ceremoniously lights the Empire State Building in Lumosà colors of purple, blue and white to mark the US launch of her non-profit organization at The Empire State Building on April 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
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Sunday, March 6:

"Hard work and a proper frame of mind prepare you for the lucky breaks that come along -- or don't."

-Harrison Ford

Monday, March 7:

"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."

-- Dalai Lama XIV

Tuesday, March 8:

"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure."

--Earl Wilson

Wednesday, March 9:

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."

--Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, March 10:

"Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."

--Lucille Ball

Friday, March 11:

"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself."

--Douglas Macarthur

Saturday, March 12:

"When it comes to luck you make your own."

--Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen through the years:

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: REDBANK Photo of Bruce SPRINGSTEEN, Bruce Springsteen performing on stage - Born to Run Tour, 27 (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Bruce Springsteen Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1973: Photo of Bruce Springsteen (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Bruce Springsteen (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Bruce Springsteen (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American musician Bruce Springsteen plays at the Trenton War Memorial, Trenton, New Jersey, November 1974. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
American musician Bruce Springsteen plays at the Trenton War Memorial, Trenton, New Jersey, November 1974. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
Singer Bruce Springsteen walking down Sunset Strip with his hands in the pockets of his leather jacket, 1975. He is in Los Angeles to promote his album Born To Run. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen taking a break from the soundcheck at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
Bruce Springsteen is seen in concert in New York's Madison Square Garden, Aug. 21, 1978. (AP Photo/Jim Pozarik)
American musician Bruce Springsteen plays at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1978. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
Rock and roll musician Bruce Springsteen sings at New York's Madison Square Garden during a concert sponsored by Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), Friday night, Sept. 22, 1979. Proceeds from the benefit are to support development of energy sources other than nuclear power. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1983: Bruce Springsteen circa 1983 in New York City. (Photo by Laura/IMAGES/Getty Images)
American rock singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen stands onstage, holding an electric guitar at his side during a concert, 1980s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
**FILE PHOTO**LANDOVER, MD - AUG. 25: Opening night of Bruce Springsteen's four sold-out concerts at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD on Aug. 25, 1984. (Photo by Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen, circa 1984 (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
10/02/1985: Bruce Springsteen performs during the last show of the 1985 'Born in the U.S.A. Tour'. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1984: Bruce Springsteen circa 1984 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen performing at the CNE Stadium in Toronto, Canada on July 24, 1984. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
American Bruce Springsteen performs, on June 29, 1985 in La Courneuve, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO MICHEL GANGNE (Photo credit should read MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
Rock Star Bruce Springsteen makes an all-out effort during live performance at Ullevi Soccer Stadium in Gothenburg, on Saturday evening, June 9, 1985 where some 64,000 fans enjoyed his music. (AP Photo/Peter Claesson)
Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Sting, left and Bruce Springsteen meet the press at their arrival to Barcelona's airport, Sept 9. 1988. They will sing tomorrow at the Nou Camp Stadium in front of almost 90,000 persons in the concert "Human Rights Now!" organized by Amnesty International. (AP Photo/Amilcar De Leon)
American Bruce Springsteen performs, on October 10, 1988 during an Amnesty International concert Abidjan. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Rock music superstars Sting (L) and Bruce Springsteen perform together, on September 19, 1988 during the finale of the first US leg of the Amnesty International concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The world wide tour is trying to bring attention to human rights abuses throughoutthe world. AFP PHOTO LUKE FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen holds his Oscar for Best Original Song for "Philadelphia", March 21, 1994 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 1: Singer Bruce Springsteen holds his four Grammy awards 01 March 1995 for Song of the Year, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Song Written specifically for a Motion Picture or Tv for his song 'Streets of Philadelphia.' (COLOR KEY: Awards are gold) (Photo credit should read DAN GROSHONG/AFP/Getty Images)
Bob Dylan is joined by Bruce Springsteen, right, during Dylan's set for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert Saturday night, Sept. 2, 1995, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bruce Springsteen is shown in the undated photo released Monday, Oct. 16, 1995. (AP Photo/Pam Springsteen/ho)
ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, NOV. 26--Bruce Springsteen plays solo acoustic guitar during a concert at the State Theater in New Brunswick, N.J., on Nov. 21, 1995, the release day for his new album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad." Springsteen performed selections from the album before an audience of 1,800 to benefit World Hunger Year.(AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Bruce Springsteen smiles outside the Royal Courts of Justice London Thursday, December 10, 1998, after winning a legal battle against the British company, Masquerade Music. The U.S. rock star took legal action against the company, which was trying to release an album of songs he wrote and recorded 26 years ago. (AP Photo/Danielle Smith)
Bruce Springsteen joins Jakob Dylan of the band "The Wallflowers" on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel)
US rock star Bruce Springsteen performs on stage in the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, April 26, 1999, in front of about 12,000 spectators. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Anita Maggi)
Bruce Springsteen performs with E Street band at the MCI Center in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002. Springsteen performed songs from his new album "The Rising," which reunites the 52-year-old with the E Street Band and focuses on Sept. 11 and its aftermath. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Bruce Springsteen, left, sings with Little Steven at the Museum of Natural History in New York, Thursday, August 29, 2002. Springsteen and his E Street band opened the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards show and continued to play for about 90 minutes for the crowd at the museum. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Bruce Springsteen, left, sings with Steven Van Zandt as they open the first of 10 sold-out shows Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Bruce Springsteen greet the crowd at a rally at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, Fla. Friday, Oct. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Bruce Springsteen performs at a rally for Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
** FILE ** Bruce Springsteen performs at a campaign rally for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in a Cleveland file photo from Nov. 1, 2004. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Bruce Springsteen performs during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, April 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Bruce Springsteen, left, performs with his band on the NBC "Today" television program in New York's Rockefeller Center, Friday Sept. 28, 2007. Other band members are Steven Van Zandt and Patti Scialfa, Springsteen's wife. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
** FILE ** This is a Sept. 28, 2007 file photo of Bruce Springsteen on the NBC "Today" television program in New York's Rockefeller Center, Springsteen of Freehold, N.J., is among 15 famous New Jerseyans selected as the first inductees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
Bruce Springsteen performs in a concert Sunday night, July 27, 2008, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Bruce Springsteen performs to tens of thousands of people at a free outdoor concert in support of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and in a push for voter registration, in downtown Philadelphia Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Before the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle, Bruce Springsteen performs at an outdoor rally in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Mickey Rourke, left, poses with the actor drama award for âThe Wrestlerâ with Bruce Springsteen and his award for music and lyrics from the film backstage at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Bruce Springsteen, center, performs during the halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLIII football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
** FILE ** In this Feb. 1, 2009 file photo, Bruce Springsteen, left, and Steven Van Zandt, of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, perform at halftime at the NFL Super Bowl XLIII football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, file)
US rock star Bruce Springsteen performs on stage at the Stade de Suisse stadium in Berne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer)
Bruce Springsteen surfs the crowd while performing with the E Street Band, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
Kennedy Center honorees Bruce Springsteen, right, Robert De Niro sit in the East Room of the White House in Washington Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Bruce Springsteen performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Bruce Springsteen, left, performs with Steven Van Zandt during their Wrecking Ball tour at TD Garden in Boston, Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Bruce Springsteen performs at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Bruce Springsteen and drummer Max Weinberg perform at the Rogers Centre on Friday, August 24, 2012, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by singer Bruce Springsteen, waves as he arrive at a campaign event near the State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Honoree Bruce Springsteen is seen at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday Feb. 8, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Bruce Springsteen performs among fans during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. The week long festival will feature a list of headliners including Muse, Justin Timberlake, Metallica, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Bruce Springsteen performs during the USC Shoah Foundationâs 20th anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Bruce Springsteen and U2 perform during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert In Times Square on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Bruce Springsteen performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, presented by the New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Bruce Springsteen, center, performs with Patti Scialfa, right, and Stevie Van Zandt and the rest of the East Street Band in the first stop of his River Tour 16 concert on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Bruce Springsteen Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on November 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band perform in concert, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Sunday, March 13:

"I broke a mirror in my house. I'm supposed to get seven years of bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."

--Steven Wright

Monday, March 14:

"The Ancient Egyptians considered it good luck to meet a swarm of Bees on the road. What they considered bad luck I couldn't say."

--Will Cuppy

Tuesday, March 15:

"It's hard to detect good luck -- it looks so much like something you've earned."

--Frank A. Clark

Wednesday, March 16:

"We are all a great deal luckier that we realize, we usually get what we want - or near enough."

Roald Dahl

Thursday, March 17:

"Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it."

--Hunter S. Thompson

Friday, March 18:

"I believe you make your own luck. My motto is 'It's always a mistake not to go.'"

--Tom Brokaw

Saturday, March 19:

"When you get as lucky as I got, you have to work as hard as possible to earn that luck."

--Daniel Radcliffe

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Sunday, March 20:

"Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way."

-- Aaron Allston

Monday, March 21:

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."

--Bette Davis

Tuesday, March 22:

"When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky."

--Dr. Armand Hammer

Wednesday, March 23:

"There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

Robert A. Heinlein

Thursday, March 24:

"Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented."

-- Whoopi Goldberg

Friday, March 25:

"True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home."

-- John Hay

Saturday, March 26:

"No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot."

--Chi Chi Rodriguez

Sunday, March 27:

"In the long run, you make your own luck - good, bad, or indifferent."

-- Loretta Lynn

Monday, March 28:

"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it."

--Jonathan Winters

Tuesday, March 29:

"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."

--Maya Angelou

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the State Department in Washington. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year. The event was to be held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a few blocks west of a Harlem town house Angelou owned in recent years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - In a Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will be blended with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.” The album is one of the last projects Angelou completed before she passed in May, her grandson Colin A. Johnson said in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Shawn Rivera, the lead singer of R&B group Az Yet, and RoccStarr, who co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” produced the 13-song set, to be released through Smooch Music on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Sara Bareilles performs on stage while an image of Maya Angelou appears during an in memorium tribute at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Phylicia Rashad speaks on stage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Pictured on screen is Maya Angelou. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
A bouquet of flowers and a magazine showing Maya Angelou on the cover lie outside a gate at the home of Angelou in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday. She was 86. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Maya Angelou, poet in residence at Wake Forest University, talks about the poem she wrote for President Clinton's inauguration from her office in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sept. 16, 1996. Angelou will narrate the poem to music Saturday at the school. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
8th April 1978: American poet and author Maya Angelou gestures while speaking in a chair during an interview at her home. (Photo by Jack Sotomayor/New York Times Co./Getty Images)
American writer and poet Maya Angelou in New York City, April 1994. (Photo by Michael Brennan/Getty Images)
American poet and writer Maya Angelou shown on Dec. 15, 1992 in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait Gallery)
Dr. Maya Angelou speaks on race relations at Congregation B’nai Israel and Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 16, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida.(Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, poet and author Maya Angelou smiles at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou's latest book, memoir "Mom & Me & Mom," is a sweet ode to "Lady," her mother Vivian Baxter, and "Momma," her paternal grandmother Annie Henderson. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, file)
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington. Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon where she will be honored due to issues with her health. Major League Baseball announced Friday, May 23, 2014 because of “health reasons” the 86-year-old won’t make it to the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert,File)
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, and poet Maya Angelou, left, acknowledge the crowd during a campaign stop at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, April 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Writer Maya Angelou sautes some onions and peppers in the kitchen of the Sugar Bar restaurant Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, in New York, where she spent the day cooking a meal as a guest chef for a benefit dinner later in the evening. Proceeds from the five course dinner she prepared were to be donated to the Betty Shabazz Foundation. (AP Photo/Rob Schoenbaum)
Newly sworn-in U.S. President Bill Clinton reaches out to hug poet Maya Angelou after she delivered her inaugural poem on the west steps of the Capitol during inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1993. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Coretta Scott King, left, widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and poet Maya Angelou leave New York's Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx section of New York on Monday, June 2, 1997, after they prayed at Betty Shabazz's bedside. Betty Shabazz is in critical condition with third degree burns over 80 percent of her body after being injured Sunday in an early morning fire of suspicious origin in her Yonkers apartment.(AP Photo/David Karp)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a tribute to Maya Angelou at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, Friday Sept. 12, 2014 in New York. Family and friends filled the church to remember Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a tribute to Maya Angelou at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, Friday Sept. 12, 2014 in New York. Family and friends filled the church to remember Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - Left to right, Johnnetta Cole, director of the National Museum of African Art, Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery, Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey pose for a photo backstage at Maya Angelou's portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait Gallery)
President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
First lady Michelle Obama applauds to BET honoree poet Maya Angelou after receiving the Literary Arts Award during the BET Honors, at right Willow Smith looks on at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maya Angelou, left, Alicia Keys and Oprah Winfrey share laughs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Maya Angelou, left, and Oprah Winfrey share laughs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, is framed in the center of a wreath as he listens to poet Maya Angelou perform a poem during the dedication ceremony for the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York, Friday Oct. 5, 2007. The ceremony came more than 16 years after the burial ground was rediscovered during excavations for a federal building in 1991. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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"I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." Thomas Jefferson

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