What is ill luck?

Famous quotes containing the words luck and/or ill:

    Like a canoe route across the great lake on whose shore
    One is left trapped, grumbling not so much at bad luck as
    Because only this one side of experience is ever revealed.
    And that meant something.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Our good qualities expose us more to hatred and persecution than all the ill we do.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)