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130 Best Quotes on Luck To Make You Feel Lucky

Last Updated: October 2, 2022 by Team

The vast majority of us believe in luck. Whether there is some metaphysical explanation behind luck or an entirely psychological phenomenon, it’s a universal truth – everybody likes to feel lucky.

Your views on luck can dramatically influence your success. For example, if you think success is out of your control, then there’s no point in trying too hard. On the other hand, if you think you can influence success through the right actions and the right mindsets, you’ll work at improving your success.

The feeling of luck goes hand in hand with confidence. And fortunately, our confidence is something that we can improve: it’s simply a matter of focusing on what we want and working hard. But we have to remember that feeling unlucky can be a mindset, a natural response to being underprepared for the tasks that are in front of us. And that is something we can change. Be bold and take chances, and you’ll often find that situations will support your goals.

Everyone needs a bit of luck now and then, and quotes about luck or good fortune are great for a motivational boost. We’ve put together a selection of the best quotes to help you better understand luck and harness the power it brings.

130 Luck Quotes

Top 10 Luck Quotes

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

“You make your own luck.” – Ernest Hemingway

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I was lucky. I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents’ garage when I was 20.” – Steve Jobs

“I was lucky to be a young person when the digital revolution was just getting under way, and my Microsoft colleagues and I had the chance to help shape it.” – Bill Gates

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

“I think luck gets you onto the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there.” – Eric Bana

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

“I played in a rock band. I climbed trees. I did stuff that made my parents wonder, ‘What the hell is she doing?’ But I also was a good student and a good daughter, so I never brought shame on the family. And I was lucky that the men in my family thought the women should have an equal shot at everything.” – Indra Nooyi

Luck is believing you're lucky. Jennessee Williams

Best Of Luck Quotes

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

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

“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.” – Roy T Bennett

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

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

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

“Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand or simply by being in the right place at the right time. Some people get luck handed to them, a second chance, a save. It can happen heroically, or by a simple coincidence, but some don’t get luck on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.” – -Jessica Sorensen

“Just because you’ve been successful and just because you’ve disrupted an environment, that doesn’t mean you’re a role model or that you actually have anything to teach anybody. There’s an awful lot of luck and accident in the world, and maybe you were just on the receiving end of that.” – Michael Lewis

“I’ve had it so good in this world, you know. The odds were 50 to 1 against my being born in the United States in 1930. I won the lottery the day I emerged from the womb by being in the United States instead of in some other country where my chances would have been way different.” – Warren Buffett

“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

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

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

“When were you born, who are your parents, where did you grow up? None of us earns these things. These things were given to us. So when we strip away all of our luck and our privilege, and we consider where we’d be without them, it becomes much easier to see someone who’s poor and say, ‘That could be me.’ And that’s empathy.” – Melinda Gates

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” – CS. Lewis.

“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?”

“We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky breaks we can never fully understand.” – MacKenzie Scott

“We are all a great deal luckier than we realize; we usually get what we want – or near enough.” – Roald Dahl

“Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr. Patel, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger.” – Yann Martel

“I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?”

“I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way, and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass.” – Shonda Rhimes

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I always have my original iPod; I have a good-luck song that I take off to every single time. It’s Mark Knopfler, who used to be the lead singer of Dire Straits, and the song is ‘What It Is.’ It has to be perfectly cued up. I don’t listen until the plane starts down the runway. It’s a whole ritual.” – Sara Blakely

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. Douglas McArthur

Funny Luck Quotes

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“Your messaging should convey ‘Here’s why you would be so lucky if you got me,’ instead of ‘I really wanted it,’ which we all tend to do.”

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

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

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Ronald Dahl

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

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

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

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

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden

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

I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson

Bad Luck Quotes

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“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

“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

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

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

“If you are lucky enough to be successful, you have a responsibility to give back.” – Lori Greiner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon


Luck And Hard Work Quotes

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“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

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

“Nearly’ only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.” – Neil Gaiman

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

“Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.” – Terry Pratchett

“Most entrepreneurs will admit luck plays a part in success.” – Richard Branson

“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

“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

“Luck never made a man wise.” – Seneca

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

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” – Thomas Jefferson

“I’m lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.” – Neil Diamond

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

“I grew up with comic books and cartoons and action movies. To find myself in the position to do work in these mediums is just an opportunity I couldn’t have even asked for. It’s just pure luck, really.” – Hoon Lee

“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

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

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” – Oprah Winfrey


Good Luck Quotes For Him

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

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

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

“Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.” – Roy T Bennett

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

“Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; This is good luck.”

“Bad things happen to good people.”

“As regards the extraordinary prizes, the element of luck is the determining factor.” – Teddy Roosevelt

“As believers, we also are blessed with the grace that equips us for divine service.” – John MacArthur Jr

“Are you a lucky person?” – Jeff Bezos

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

“A man forgets his good luck next day, but remembers his bad luck until next year.” – E.W. Howe


Good Luck Quotes For Her

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“Unlucky at cards, lucky in love.” – Proverb

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

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca

“Luck is very important. Of course, you can’t wait for luck, because it won’t come. While you start a journey, luck may eventually come to you.” – Jack Ma

“Luck is the tenacity of purpose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Good Luck Quotes For Exams

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“It is not very often that an opportunity comes knocking. But when it does, you’d better be bathed and dressed and ready to answer its call.” – Jyoti Arora

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

“In the long run, you make your own luck – good, bad, or indifferent.” – Loretta Lynn

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

“Luck is tenacity of purpose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

“Don’t luck into success.”

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

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

“Concentration attracts luck factor.” – Amit Ray

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

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

“Luck is the best superpower.” – Elon Musk

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” – Albert Camus

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“The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” – Tony Robbins

“The industry does go through cycles, and I was very lucky in terms of having gotten into the industry at one of its peaks.” – Ajit Jain

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

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

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

“Temptation will often hit you during times of blessing and spiritual victory.”

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

“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” – Roy T Bennett

“Stand in awe of Him, and be grateful for each and everything that God has blessed you with.” – Robert Woeger

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

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

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

“Good things come to those who wait.”

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

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

“Good luck beats early rising.” – Proverb

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

“Everything in life is luck.” – Donald Trump

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