Luck quotes and sayings

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Seneca

Luck is believing you’re lucky.
Tennessee Williams

A bad penny always turns up.
Proverb

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Samuel Goldwyn

More quotes

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

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

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

Luck never gives; it only lends.
Swedish Proverb

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

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

Luck never helps those who do not help themselves.
Sophocles

Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.
Yiddish Proverb

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

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

Luck is tenacity of purpose.
Elbert Hubbard

Your luck is how you treat people.
Anonymous

Everything in life is luck.
Donald Trump

Finders keepers, losers weepers.
Proverb

The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.
Japanese Proverb

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

Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
George S. Clason

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

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

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

Bad luck is universal. Don’t take it personally.
Solomon Short

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.
Anonymous

Behind bad luck comes good luck.
Gipsy Proverb

Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
Emily Dickinson

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Luck seeks those who flee and flees those who seek it.
German proverb

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

Luck means the hardships and privations which you have not hesitated to endure, the long nights you have devoted to work. Luck means the appointments you have never failed to keep, the trains you have never failed to catch.
Max O’Relling

Luck enters into every contingency. You are a fool if you forget it and a greater fool if you count upon it.
Phyllis Bottome

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
James A. Garfield

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

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

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

What is luck? It is not only chance, it is also creating the opportunity, recognizing it when it is there, and taking it when it comes.
Natasha Josefowitz

No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck.
German proverb

Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.
German Proverb

Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals Luck.
Bob Richards

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

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

Luck can often mean simple taking advantage of a situation at the right moment, It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
Michael Korda

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

Chance favors the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur

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

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

I have been extraordinarily lucky. Anyone who pretends that some kind of luck isn’t involved in his success is deluding himself.
Arthur Hailey

Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness.
Democritus

Luck is a word devoid of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Voltaire

Luck never made a man wise.
Seneca

When it comes to luck, you make your own.
Bruce Springsteen

Luck serves… as rationalization for every people that is not master of its own destiny.
Hannah Arendt

Good luck is often with the man who doesn’t include it in his plans.
Anonymous

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

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

The champion makes his own luck.
Red Blaik