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160 Luck Quotes That’ll Open a World of Opportunities

3. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” – Cormac McCarthy 4. 4. “Luck is what we make it, not what is thrust upon us. You’ve shown initiative and it has nothing to do with luck.” – George Bellairs 

5. “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 

6. “Luck—good or bad—is the invisible play of mind upon affairs, the effect of mental aptitudes and habits which are not in sight, but which work and bring forth their due issues.” – James Vila Blake

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

8. “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 

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

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

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

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

13. “Luck is a goddess not to be coerced and forcibly wooed by those who seek her favors. From such masterful spirits, she turns away. But it happens sometimes that, if we put our hand in hers with the humble of a little child, she will have pity on us, and not fail us in our hour of need.” – P.G. Wodehouse

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

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

16. “You make your own luck.” –

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

18. “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

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

20. “Here’s the thing about luck—you don’t know if it’s good or bad until you have some perspective.” – Alice Hoffman

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

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

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

24. “Luck always favours the brave. And you must remember that brave are the people who follow their heart; brave are the people who take chances in life. Which also means you have to say no sometimes. I believe the power of no is greater than yes.” – Preity Zinta 

25. “Not many people have had as much bad luck as I have, but not many people have had as much good luck, either.” – Tig Notaro

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

27. “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 

28. “Oh, I am fortune’s fool!” – William Shakespeare

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

30. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” –

31. “Don’t luck into success.“ – Anonymous

32. “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

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

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

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

36. “Diligence is the of good luck.“ – Benjamin Franklin

37. “We are all a great deal luckier that we realize, we usually get what we want—or near enough.” – Roald Dahl

38. “Everything in life is luck.” –

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

40. “People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” – Anne Tyler

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

42. “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the to live it.” – Bette Davis

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

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

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

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

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

48. “Luck never made a man wise.“ –

49. “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

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

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

52. “The sun doesn’t just hang on one family’s tree.” – Anchee Min

53. “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

54. “It takes only a split second for life to go horribly wrong. To fix the mess, I need a thousand things to go right. The distance from one bit of luck to the next feels as great as the distance across oceans.” – Sabaa Tahir

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

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

57. “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

58. “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

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

60. “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

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

62. “ 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

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

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

65. “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

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

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

68. “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

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

70. “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman

71. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

78. “People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.” –

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

80. “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

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

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

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

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

85. “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.” – Slavok Zizek

86. “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

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

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

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

90. “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

91. “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.” –

92. “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

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

94. “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

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

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

97. “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

98. “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

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

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

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

102. “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.“ –

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

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

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

106. “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.” –

107. “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

108. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

126. “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

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

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

129. “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

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

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

132. “Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.” – E.B. White

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

134. “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

135. “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

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

137. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

149. “A man on a date wonders if he’ll get lucky. The woman already knows.” – Monica Piper

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

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

152. “It’s a question of attitude. If you really work at something, you can do it up to a point. If you really work at being happy, you can do it up to a point. But anything more than that, you can’t. Anything more than that is luck.” – Haruki Murakami

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

154. “I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don’t know how.” – Dennis Quaid

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

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

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

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

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



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