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There is a similar saying

"Fortune favors the bold."

or "fortune favors the brave"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_favours_the_bold

It is derived from the idea that gods like people of action and in their chess games of humans they want to see something happen. Gods are bored and starved of excitement apparently.

Fortuna was the goddess of luck.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower