101 Luck Quotes

101 Luck Quotes and Sayings Plus a few Proverbs,

Presented by Twinty Karat

Listed here are Luck Quotes and Sayings, plus proverbs, that were collected from various sources. Use them, applaud them, reject them or just plain ignore them.

Just remember many of these Luck Quotes and Sayings are what other people think about luck, have come down through the ages, or may even be fairly recent. Even though it may be different from how you may feel about luck each quote probably has a history or experiences that give the quote it’s special meaning from whatever its source.


Luck Quotes and Sayings

  • “A little government and a little luck are necessary in life; but only a fool trusts either of them.” – P.J. O’Rourke
  • “A sure-fire recipe for good luck? Consciously and continually look for opportunities – and then take action. – Steven Scott
  • “As good luck would have it. – William Shakespeare
  • “Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; This is good luck. – Buddha
  • “Don’t believe in miracles – depend on them. – Laurence Peter
  • Luck Quotes and Sayings
    Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. William Shakespeare
  • “Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck. – Og Mandino
  • “For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. – Ernest Hemingway
  • “For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. – Irish blessing
  • “Good luck comes in slender currents, misfortune in a rolling tides. – Irish saying
  • “Good luck happens when preparedness meets opportunity.
  • “Good luck is a lazy man’s estimate of a worker’s success.
  • “Good luck is often with the man who doesn’t include it in his plans. – Author Unknown
  • “Good luck seldom comes in pairs but bad things never walk (occur) alone. – Chinese proverb
  • “I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. – Lucille Ball
  • “I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have. – John Heywood
  • “I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. – Country Western Song
  • “If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.- Seneca
  • “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. – Maya Angelou
  • “If you can’t take a good kicking, you shouldn’t parade how much luckier you are than other people. – Charles Saatchi
  • “If your are lucky enough to be Irish, you are lucky enough. – Author Unknown
  • “I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson
  • “It is better to be born lucky than rich. – Author Unknown
  • “It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck. – Joseph Conrad
  • Luck Quotes and Sayings

  • “It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned. – Frank A. Clark
  • “I’ve been lucky. I’ll be lucky again. – Bette Davis
  • “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! – Dr. Seuss
  • “Luck does not favor hesitation. (Roman words of wisdom)
  • “Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don’t depend on it. – Author Unknown
  • “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Luck is the residue of design. – John Milton
  • “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. – Langston Coleman
  • “Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer. – Author Unknown
  • “Luck never gives; it only lends.” – Swedish Proverb
  • “Luck take a second look at what appears to be someone’s Good Luck. You’ll find not luck but preparation, planning, and success-producing thinking. – D. J. Schwartz
  • “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. – Lucille Ball
  • “May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you. – Irish Blessing
  • “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night. – Irish Blessing
  • “My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker. – Woody Allen
  • “Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. – Mark Twain
  • “Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.” – Orson Welles
  • “Nothing happens by chance, my friend… No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long. – Richard Bach
  • “One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline – and that’s the important half, for without discipline you would not know what to do with luck. – Carl Zuckmeyer
  • “Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck.- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.
  • “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Success is just a matter of luck, all you need to do is ask a failure. History may be written by academics but it’s rarely created by them. – Author Unknown
  • “The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. – B. Sher
  • “The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. – H. Berlioz
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  • “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. – Edward Gibbon
  • “They say you have to be good to be lucky, but I think you have to be lucky to be good. – Rico Carty
  • “Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves. – Larry King
  • “We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like? – Jean Costeau
  • “When life appears to be working against you, when your luck is down, when the supposedly wrong people show up, or when you slip up and return to old, self-defeating habits, recognize the signs that you’re out of harmony with intention. – Aldous Huxley
  • “Winners believe that they create their own luck by their actions; losers believe in good and bad luck. – Author Unknown
  • “All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck — who keeps right on going — is the man who is there when the good luck comes – and is ready to receive it.” – Robert Collier
  • “Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.” – Yiddish Proverb.
  • “Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.” – R. E. Shay.
  • “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “Do you feel lucky?” – Clint Eastwood
  • “Every dog has his day in luck.” – Japanese Proverb.
  • “Everything in life is luck.” – Donald Trump
  • “Fortune always will confer an aura
    Of worth, unworthily; and in this world
    The lucky person passes for a genius.” – Euripedes
  • “Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.” – William Shakespeare.
  • “Fortune favours the bold.” – Terence 190-159 BC.
  • “Go and wake up your luck.” – Persian Proverb.
  • “God does not play dice with the universe” – Albert Einstein.
  • “Good fortune does not happen because of luck. – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Good luck has its storms.” – George Lucas.
  • “Good luck needs no explanation.” – Shirley Temple Black.
  • “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • Luck Quotes and Sayings

  • “I believe in luck. The harder I work the luckier I get.” – Sam Shoen
  • “I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?” – Jean Cocteau
  • “If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?” – Stanislaw J. Lec
  • “I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. – Brian Tracy
  • “Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be fish.” – Ovid.
  • “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc
  • “Luck is not a factor.” – Lindsay Brigman from “The Abyss” (1989)
  • “Luck is not chance-
    It’s Toil-
    Fortune’s expensive smile
    Is earned-” – Emily Dickinson.
  • “Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.” – E.B. White
  • “Luck never made a man wise.” – Seneca
  • “Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.” – German Proverb.
  • “Luck’s always to blame.” – Jean de la Fontaine.
  • “Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness.” – Democritus
  • “Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.” – George S. Clason
  • “No gulls, no luck.” – French Proverb.
  • “No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck” – German proverb.
  • “Optimism is the foundation of courage and good luck. – Nicholas Murray Butler
  • “Some folk want their luck buttered.” – Thomas Hardy
  • “The champion makes his own luck.” – Red Blaik.
  • “The day You decide to do it is your lucky day. – Japanese Proverb
  • “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. – Orison Swett Marden
  • “The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.” – Wilson Mizner
  • Luck Quotes and Sayings

  • “There is no such thing as luck.” – from “Star Wars”
  • “Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.” – Arab Proverb
  • “When God throws the dice are loaded.” – Greek Proverb.
  • “When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck. – Norman Lear
  • “When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky. – Dr. Armand Hammer
  • “When it comes to luck, you make your own. – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Wisdom is the winner over good luck – Juvenal
  • “Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “You know what luck is? Luck is believing you’re lucky…to hold front position in this rat-race you’ve got to believe you’re lucky.” – Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar named desire

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