In 1969, Robert Coveyou, a mathematician at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, said "the generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance." Naturally, he was quoted out of context for the next thousand years, and his words appeared in everything from video-games to volumes of scripture.
Had he trademarked the phrase, he might have made millions. Then again, he might not. Fame is fickle, and whether or not you object to the role played by chance, she rolls her own dice.