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140 Luck Quotes About Life, Work, and Much More (2022)

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Whether you consider yourself lucky or not, these luck quotes are ideal for you.

Take advantage of this collection of luck quotes to bring positive energy and fortune into your life. Check out the complete list below.

Best Luck Quotes You Should Know

1. “The greatest advice that good luck has for you is this, ‘Do not look for me. I will find you.’” – Mark Benedict

2. “The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.” – Barbara Sher

3. “I don’t believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason.” – Nelly

4. “Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

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5. “The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” – Douglas Macarthur

6. “Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember, it didn’t work for the rabbit.“ – R.E. Shay

7. “No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck.” – German Proverb

8. “Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “I believe you make your own luck. My motto is, ‘It’s always a mistake not to go.’” – Tom Brokaw

10. “I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

11. “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” – Earl Wilson

12. “I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly.” – Fiona Barton

13. “No luck was dumb because luck was just another name for miracle.” – Margaret Atwood

14. “Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.” – Orson Welles

15. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” – Cormac McCarthy

16. “Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.” – Aaron Allston

17. “The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.” – Wilson Mizner

18. “True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.” – John Hay

19. “Some people have all the luck, and they are the ones who never depend on it.” – Bob Ingham

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Quotes About Luck That Will Inspire You to Take Action

20. “I have had lots of luck in my career, but there has also been a lot of hard work.” – Maria Sharapova

21. “Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don’t depend on it.“ – Anonymous

22. “When you get as lucky as I got, you have to work as hard as possible to earn that luck.” – Daniel Radcliffe

23. “Men of action are favored by the Goddess of Luck.” – George S. Clason

24. “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

25. “Hard work and a proper frame of mind prepare you for the lucky breaks that come along—or don’t.” – Harrison Ford

26. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

27. “My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depends on me to keep trying after I have failed.” – Mark Warner

28. “No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot.” – Chi Chi Rodriguez

29. “Luck is what you have leftover after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman

30. “It’s hard to detect good luck, it looks so much like something you’ve earned.” – Frank A. Clark

31. “I’ve found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities.” – Timothy Zahn

32. “Beware what you wish for unless you have the grace to hope that your luck can be shared.” – Christopher Hitchens

33. “Ability is of little account without opportunity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

34. “Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.” – Eliyahu Goldratt

35. “Learn to recognize good luck when it’s waving at you, hoping to get your attention.” – Sally Koslow

36. “Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

37. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. “Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around, it’s because you’re talented.” – Whoopi Goldberg

39. “Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.” – Serena Williams

40. “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

41. “There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.” – Dr. Armand Hammer

42. “You get out of life what you put into it. I think you need a bit of luck, but you also make a bit of luck. I think that if you’re a pretty decent person you’ll get back what you put in.” – John Key

Luck Quotes to Help You Improve Your Life Perspective

43. “Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting.” – Gregory David Roberts

44. “Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well-spoken words, this is good luck.” – Buddha

45. “Luck was something you either earned or invented through strength of character. You had to come by it honestly; you could not trick or bluff your way into it.” – Patrick Dewitt

46. “Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you’re only looking for a lucky break.” – Monta Crane

47. “To be successful, you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field.” – Edward de Bono

48. “I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.” – Samuel Goldwyn

49. “The lucky or successful person has learned a simple secret. Call up, capture, evoke the feeling of success. When you feel successful and self-confident, you will act successful.” – Maxwell Max

50. “You don’t get lucky while sitting on the sofa with arms crossed, doing nothing. You can be lucky only when you are prepared.” – Nesta Jojoe Erskine

51. “When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.” – Dr. Armand Hammer

52. “Good luck is the willing handmaid of an upright and energetic character and conscientious observance of duty.” – James Russell Lowell

53. “The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward.” – Nick Cummins

54. “Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.” – Terry Pratchett

55. “Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” – Ovid

56. “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” – Anonymous

57. “Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.” – Arab Proverb

58. “The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.” – W. C. Fields

Thought-Provoking Luck Quotes That Will Make You Think

59. “Luck never gives; it only lends.” – Swedish Proverb

60. “Good luck beats early rising.” – Irish Proverb

61. “Luck is the idol of the idle.” – Proverb

62. “Luck is not chance. It’s toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” – Emily Dickinson

63. “When a man’s willing and eager, the gods join in.” – Aeschylus

64. “If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca

65. “God does not play dice with the universe.” – Albert Einstein

66. “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” – Demosthenes

67. “Luck is the savior for the few but a demon for the masses.” – Michael Titorenko

68. “Some folk want their luck buttered.” – Thomas Hardy

69. “Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.” – Baltasar Gracian

70. “Good luck, in most cases, comes through the misfortune of others.” – Jackie Stewart

71. “If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?” – Stanislaw J. Lec

72. “Luck is looking for a needle in a haystack and coming out with the farmer’s daughter.” – Phyllis Martin

73. “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean De La Fontaine

Quotes about Luck to Motivate You to Keep Going

74. “You gotta try your luck at least once a day because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.” – Jimmy Dean

75. “Bad things happen to good people.” – Anonymous

76. “Life is a lottery that we’ve already won. But most people have not cashed in their tickets.” – Louise L. Hay

77. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

78. “Maybe I’m lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

79. “The Ancient Egyptians considered it good luck to meet a swarm of bees on the road. What they considered bad luck, I couldn’t say.” – Will Cuppy

80. “I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they’re good or there because they’re lucky.” – Katharine Hepburn

81. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou

82. “Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

83. “Friends love misery. In fact, sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.” – Erica Jong

84. “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

85. “Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck.” – Og Mandino

Short Luck Quotes to Ponder On

86. “Luck never made a man wise.“ – Seneca

87. “Concentration attracts luck factor.” – Amit Ray

88. “Sometimes, I still can’t believe my luck.” – David Bailey

89. “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” – Iain Duncan Smith

90. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.“ – Benjamin Franklin

91. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwin

92. “Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.“ – Proverb

93. “To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.” – Patrick McGill

94. “When luck enters, give him a seat!” – Jewish Proverb

95. “The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.“ – Proverb

96. “Chance favors those in motion.” – James H. Austin

97. “The champion makes his own luck.” – Red Blaik

98. “A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.” – James A. Garfield

99. “I guess if there weren’t luck involved, I’d win ’em all.” – Phil Hellmuth

100. “When it comes to luck, you make your own.” – Bruce Springsteen

101. “So it’s probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill.“ – Chris LeDoux

102. “Luck can only get you so far.” – J. K. Rowling

103. “You make your own luck.” – Ernest Hemingway

104. “Luck is the residue of design.“ – Branch Rickey

105. “Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

106. “Good luck is the twin brother of hard work.” – Anonymous

107. “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” – Tennessee Williams

108. “Good luck needs no explanation.” – Shirley Temple

109. “Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.” – William Shakespeare

Luck Quotes for a Better Life

110. “If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad—as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.” – Les Brown

111. “Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” – Hunter S. Thompson

112. “One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline, and that is the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with your luck.” – Carl Zuckmeyer

113. “Life is full of luck—like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time.” – Jessica Sorensen

114. “Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted, but getting what you have—which once you have got it, you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.” – Garrison Keillor

115. “If one did not have at least a little luck, one would never survive childhood. But luck can be spent, like money; and lost, like a memory; and wasted, like a life.” – Catherine M. Valente

116. “No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you. All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban

Funny Luck Quotes to Put a Smile on Your Face

117. “Luck has a way of evaporating when you lean on it.” – Brandon Mull

118. “In short, luck’s always to blame.” – Jean De La Fontaine

119. “I believe in luck—how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?“ – Jean Cocteau

120. “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.“ – Henry Ford

121. “Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.” – David Levien

122. “He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.” – Ernest Hemingway

123. “Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.” – Larry King

124. “I broke a mirror in my house. I’m supposed to get seven years of bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” – Steven Wright

125. “I will ride my luck on occasion, but I like to pick the occasion.” – Rex Stout

126. “Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.” – John Dewey

127. “People say they don’t believe in luck. Luck is the reason the dinosaurs got wiped out and why human beings became the new dominant species on this planet.” – Steward Stafford

Powerful Luck Quotes to Brighten Your Day

128. “I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” – Roman Payne

129. “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” – Edward Gibbon

130. “What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.” – Robertson Davies

131. “There is a strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

132. “May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you.” – Anonymous

133. “Dreams can still come true; you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck.” – Stefano Gabbana

134. “I think luck falls on not just the brave, but also the ones who believe they belong there.” – Novak Djokovic

135. “Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.” – Babe Didrikson Zaharias

136. “Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, ‘Work hard. Keep up the good work.’” – Kevin Eubanks

137. “I agree with Sophocles—the greatest luck is not to have been born, but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.” – Slavoj Zizek

138. “All psychological studies indicate that a person’s luck is influenced by his state of mind.” – June Sawyer

139. “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 clearly right now, but we will, before long.” – Richard Bach

140. “Fortune always will confer an aura of worth, unworthily; and in this world, the lucky person passes for a genius.” – Euripedes

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