Luck is the residue of design

«How could we not come up with that plan? Listen. Desna is the goddess of luck. But luck as many laypeople would understand it, and luck as we — the followers of the Music of the Spheres — see it, are far from the same thing. Other people believe that luck is something good that falls into your lap just because, like a generous but unearned reward. We see luck as a fundamental law of creation, according to which even in the darkest hour of the most hopeless situation, a chance of rescue and change for the better can arise. But you’ve got to seize this chance when it presents itself, or better yet — create your own.»
Ilkes in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

Recently stumbled upon the following quotation, which reminded me of the one above:

«Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design.»
Wesley Branch Rickey (1946 interview for The Sporting News), via

Yup. Good luck. 🙂