"You owe a debt to the unlucky." ~Michael Lewis
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Luck!
Moneyball, the popular book-turned-movie about the Oakland A’s, wasn’t actually about baseball. It was about man’s inability to distinguish between being lucky and being good—or so the book’s author, Michael Lewis, told the graduates of Princeton University:
“Above all recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck—and with luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your Gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky.”
Transcript linked from here.