50 Luck Quotes

Luck Quotes and Quotations

By Twinty Karat

haloHere are 50 luck quotes from a collection of luck quotes and sayings from near and far and all sorts of underground sources gathered by Twinty Karat. Twinty seems a little crazy at times so some of these quotes may reflect that trait.

 

50 Luck Quotes to Tease your Mind
Whether you Believe in Luck or Not

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  • O, once in each man’s life, at least,
    Good luck knocks at his door;
    And wit to seize the flitting guest
    Need never hunger more.
    But while the loitering idler waits
    Good luck beside his fire,
    The bold heart storms at fortune’s gates,
    And conquers its desire.

    ~ Lewis J. Bates, Good Luck.

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…Do I feel lucky? ~ Dirty Harry

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A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next. ~ Amber Tamblyn

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A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm. ~ James Thomas Fields

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A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent. ~ Guy Kawasaki

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A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time. ~ Eric Hoffer

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A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity. ~ Emanuel Ax

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

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And good luck go with thee. ~ William Shakespeare, Henry V

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And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that. ~ Ed Bradley

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And wheresoe’er thou move, good luck / Shall fling her old shoe after. ~ Alfred Tennyson,

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Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it. ~ Frank Wedekind

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Art depends on luck and talent. ~ Francis Ford Coppola

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As good luck would have it. ~ William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor

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As ill-luck would have it. ~ Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

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As they who make Good luck a god count all unlucky men. ~ George Eliot, The Spanish Gypsy (1868), Book I.

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Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody. ~ Eubie Blake

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Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. ~ Ed Bradley

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Beautiful? It’s all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest… beautiful, no. Amusing, yes. ~ Josephine Baker

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But I got drafted out of high school, and my mother wasn’t having it. She was like, you’re not about to think that you can just play ball, because if you get hurt, you’re going to be out of luck. ~ Shemar Moore

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But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement. ~ Ibrahim Babangida

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By the luckiest stars. ~ William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well (1600s)

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Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don’t try it without that 10 per cent. ~ Richie Benaud

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Care and diligence bring luck. ~ Thomas Fuller

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Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck. ~ George Sanders

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Destiny is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way. When it isn’t, don’t call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck. ~ Joseph Heller

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Diligence is the mother of good luck. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth / The fairy ladies danced upon the hearth. ~ John Milton,

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Good luck lies in odd numbers * * * They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. ~ William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor

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I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. ~ Coleman Cox, in Listen to this (1922) / variant: The harder I work, the luckier I get.

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I don’t need luck, Sarge. I was born lucky! ~ Robert Rodat, depicting “Pvt. Reiben” in Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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I have a lot of luck, it’s just not always good luck. ~ Carter Terry

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I make my own luck. ~ Harvey Dent

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I think Luck is what we describe as a chance that was beneficial to us. ~ FongHu Enterprise

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In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck. ~ George Lucas, depicting an expression of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in Star Wars (1977)

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It’s smarter to be lucky than it’s lucky to be smart. King Charles in Pippin

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Luck be a lady tonight. Guys and Dolls, as song of Sky Masterson

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Luck can only get you so far. ~ J. K. Rowling, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Luck favors the prepared ~ Louis Pasteur

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Luck is the residue of design. ~ Branch Rickey, as quoted in Psychology Applied to Work by Paul M. Muchinsky; this is often paraphrased as : “Luck is the residue of hard work and design.”

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Luck… protects fools, small children and ships named Enterprise. ~ William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation

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My socks and shoes always match. Is it luck? ~ Les Claypool of Primus

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No amount of careful planning can beat pure luck. ~ Anonymous

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No one I met at this time — doctors, nurses, practicantes, or fellow-patients — failed to assure me that a man who is hit through the neck and survives it is the luckiest creature alive. I could not help thinking that it would be even luckier not to be hit at all. ~ George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

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Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: It was somebody’s name, or he happened to be there at the time, or, it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Conduct of Life (1860); this has also been paraphrased as “Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances. Real men believe in cause and effect.”

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Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it. ~ Douglas Jerrold, Jerrold’s Wit, Meeting Trouble Half-Way.

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The harder I practice, the luckier I get. Gary Player, as quoted in “Gary Player: take it from the man in black: rats save lives, caning isn’t all bad, and we make our own breaks” ~ Guy Yocom, in Golf Digest (October 2002)

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The only thing I ever learned was that some people are lucky and other people aren’t and not even a graduate of the Harvard Business School can say why. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, as quoted in “The Sirens of Titan”

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Then here goes another, says he, “to make sure, For there’s luck in odd numbers,” says Rory O’More. ~ Samuel Lover

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Victory awaits him who has everything in order — luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck. ~ Roald Amundsen, in The South Pole (1912)

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We are all vainer of our luck than of our merits. ~ Nero Wolfe

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When mine hours were nice and lucky. ~ William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

 


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