„Theory of selection /…/ leaves untouched all that can be inferred from the existence of the conditions which make organic evolution possible: matter which lives, multiplies, and varies; an environment which possesses the marvellously complex constitution required to make these processes possible. /…/ it cannot produce either the original environment or the original living matter. These must be due either to luck or to contrivance; and, if they be due to luck, the luck (we must own) is great. How great we cannot say.“

Theism and humanism

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Arthur Balfour
britischer Politiker; Premierminister (1902–1905) und Außen… 1848 - 1930

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„You are either lucky in this department or you aren't—and you cannot make your own luck.“

—  Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967

Quelle: 2010s, Free Will (2012), p. 38

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„Luck's just another word for destiny…either you make your own or you're screwed.“

—  John le Carré, buch The Mission Song

The Mission Song (2006)

„General Systems Theory… possibly the model of the world as a great organization can help to reinforce the sense of reverence for the living which we have almost lost.“

—  Ludwig von Bertalanffy austrian biologist and philosopher 1901 - 1972

Von Bertalanffy (1955) "General System Theory". In: Main Currents in Modern Thought 11: pp.75-83.
1950s

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„If we are bothered by possessions we cannot really live either from without or from within; we are the possession of our possessions.“

—  Natalie Clifford Barney writer and salonist 1876 - 1972

In "My Country 'tis of Thee", ADAM International Review, No. 299 (1962)
Kontext: I am beginning to have a healthy dread of possessions, be it of a country, a house, a being or even an idea. If we are bothered by possessions we cannot really live either from without or from within; we are the possession of our possessions. All wars and most loves come from the possessive instinct. Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men: that you may belong to everything and everything be yours inclusive of yourself.
Could we, and we can, have the vital necessities for all, we should do away with this cry of class and begin to differentiate between individuals.
Individual superiority can alone feed the soul and give back through some materialisation of itself this individualised wealth of being.

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„We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

On his election to Académie Française (1955) Variant translation: Of course I believe in luck. How else does one explain the successes of one's enemies?

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„We of the great modern democracies must strive unceasingly to make our several countries lands in which a poor man who works hard can live comfortably and honestly, and in which a rich man cannot live dishonestly nor in slothful avoidance of duty“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Foreword http://www.bartleby.com/55/100.html
1910s, Theodore Roosevelt — An Autobiography (1913)
Kontext: We of the great modern democracies must strive unceasingly to make our several countries lands in which a poor man who works hard can live comfortably and honestly, and in which a rich man cannot live dishonestly nor in slothful avoidance of duty; and yet we must judge rich man and poor man alike by a standard which rests on conduct and not on caste, and we must frown with the same stern severity on the mean and vicious envy which hates and would plunder a man because he is well off and on the brutal and selfish arrogance which looks down on and exploits the man with whom life has gone hard.

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„In contrast to our own social environment which brings out different aspects of human nature and often demonstrated that behavior which occurs almost invariably in individuals within our society is nevertheless due not to original nature but to social environment; and a homogeneous and simple development of the individual may be studied.“

—  Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978

Quelle: 1930s, Growing Up in New Guinea (1930), p. 281, as cited in: Lenora Foerstel, Angela Gilliam (1994) Confronting Margaret Mead: Scholarship, Empire, and the South Pacific. p. 84

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„a good book
can make an almost
impossible
existence,
liveable

( from 'the luck of the word' )“

—  Charles Bukowski, buch Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

Quelle: Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

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„If the hypothesis of evolution is true, living matter must have arisen from non-living matter; for by the hypothesis the condition of the globe was at one time such, that living matter could not have existed in it, life being entirely incompatible with the gaseous state.“

—  Thomas Henry Huxley English biologist and comparative anatomist 1825 - 1895

In the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Ninth edition, (1876) Vol. III, "Biology", p. 689.
Also quoted in Joseph Cook (1878), Biology, with Preludes on Current Events, Houghton, Osgood, p. 39
1870s

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