Luck Quotes

Most popular luck quotes

Go and wake up your luck.


Luck never made a man wise.
Care and diligence bring luck.
Luck is the residue of design.

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Chance favors the trained mind.
Good luck needs no explanation.
Luck never gives; it only lends.
— Swedish proverb

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All blessings are mixed blessings.


When luck enters, give him a seat!
— Jewish proverb

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The lucky man passes for a genius.
Some folk want their luck buttered.
No great achievement happens by luck.


In creative endeavors luck is a skill.
Thorough preparation makes its own luck.


The harder you work, the luckier you get.

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Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.
Not all luck is good, and not all good is luck.
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.


Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
With luck on your side, you can do without brains.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

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There is no substitute for incomprehensible good luck.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
It is a very bad thing to become accustomed to good luck.
What I'm looking for is a blessing that's not in disguise.


I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

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Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.

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It is so difficult not to become vain about one's own good luck.
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.


I don't believe in luck.  Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
Luck is not chance—
It's toil—
Fortune's expensive smile
Is earned.
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.

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Luck is not chance, it's toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned.

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The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.


Luck is a dividend of sweat.  The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.


I am a great believer in luck.  The harder I work, the more I seem to have.
The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.


The important thing in life is not to have a good hand but to play it well.

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It's hard to detect good luck—it looks so much like something you've earned.

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The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.


What we call luck is the inner man externalized.  We make things happen to us.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.


It is an all-too-human frailty to suppose that a favorable wind will blow forever.

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Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

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Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.


Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you're only looking for a lucky break.


There's good chances and bad chances, and nobody's luck is pulled only by one string.
Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering the farmer's daughter.


We must believe in luck.  For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
Hard work and a proper frame of mind prepare you for the lucky breaks that come along—or don't.
Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances....  Strong men believe in cause and effect.
As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
Every search begins with beginner's luck.  And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested.
Luck enters into any contingency.  You are a fool if you forget it—and a greater fool if you count upon it.
now and then
there is a person born
who is so unlucky
that he runs into accidents
which started to happen
to somebody else.
I never saw love as luck, as that gift from the gods which put everything else in place, and allowed you to succeed.  No, I saw love as reward.


Poker is a combination of luck and skill. People think mastering the skill part is hard, but they're wrong. The trick to poker is mastering the luck.


One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline—and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with your luck.

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Luck is a mighty queer thing.  All you know about it for certain is that it's bound to change.  And it's finding out when it's going to change that makes you.
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.


Nobody can be lucky all the time;
so when your luck deserts you in some fashion
don't think you've been abandoned in your prime,
but rather that you're saving up your ration.
Do you find yourself in the same unhappy situation again and again, wondering where you went wrong and why it happened again?  It's not always just bad luck—it may be bad ideas.


I have often noticed that when Fate has a phenomenal run of ill-luck in store for you, she begins by dropping a rare piece of good fortune into your lap, thereby enhancing the artistic effect of the sequel.

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Generosity is luck going in the opposite direction, away from you. If you're generous to someone, if you do something to help him out, you are in effect making him lucky. This is important. It's like inviting yourself into a community of good fortune.