Luck Quotes

Luck Quotes
Luck is a subject that most people like, because we’d all love to get something for nothing.

But most of these quotes below will help you to see luck in its proper light:

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. -Seneca

Luck generally comes to those who look for it, and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody’s door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away. -Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Luck is believing you’re lucky. -Tennessee Williams

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

Luck enters into every contingency.You are a fool if you forget it–and a greater fool if you count upon it. -Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963)

Luck never gives; it only lends. -Swedish Proverb

It’s funny, but…you’re sort of a moving target for fortune, and you never know when it will befall you. -Thomas McGuane

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. -Langston Coleman

Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned. -Ignazio Silone (1900-1978)

A person does not seek luck; luck seeks the person. -Turkish Proverb

What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us. -Robertson Davies (1913-1995)

Luck is the idol of the idle. -Proverb quotes

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. -Channing Pollock

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. -Barbara Sher

Luck is tenacity of purpose. -Elbert Hubbard

When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky. -Dr. Armand Hammer

Luck never made a man wise. -Seneca

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty. -James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Good luck beats early rising. -Irish saying

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. -David J. Schwartz

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night. -Irish blessing

People who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others have idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, and have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success often erroneously attributed to good luck. -Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953)

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. -Bret Harte

Luck seeks those who flee and flees those who seek it. -German Proverb

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don’t depend on it. -Unknown author

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. -Anthony Robbins

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?  -Jean Cocteau

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. -Ray Kroc (1902-1984)

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. -Harry Golden

You must always be open to your luck. You cannot force it, but you can recognize it. -Henry Moore

Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the result of any great design, but of chance. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. -Bryan Tracy

There is no luck except where there is discipline. -Irish Proverb

Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold. -Yiddish proverb

How do YOU feel about luck?  Do you believe in it? 

How “lucky” have you been in life by working harder? 

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    • Robert Edwards
    • May 16, 2010

    Here’s another two:

    Ninety percent of luck is a good attitude.

    Luck happens for those who prepare for it.

    • Aditi
    • May 17, 2010

    Luck is what you call when you loose and another wins…

    • Antonio Esteve
    • June 16, 2010

    Another quote:

    “The more you know, the luckier you will be.” Chinese Proverb

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