P. T. Barnum Quote
There is no such thing in the world as luck. There never was a man who could go out in the morning and find a purse full of gold in the street to-day, and another to-morrow, and so on, day after day: He may do so once in his life; but so far as mere luck is concerned, he is as liable to lose it as to find it.
The Wild Beasts, Birds and Reptiles of the World: The Story of Their Capture (ed. 1889)