Luck Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old luck quotes, luck sayings, and luck proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.     

Cormac Mccarthy

The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree.     

Anchee Min

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.     

Dalai Lama XIV

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

Thomas Jefferson

I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.     

Roman Payne

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

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.     

Harry Golden

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

Douglas Macarthur

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.     

Hunter S. Thompson

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

Wilson Mizner

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.     

Mark Twain

Luck never gives; it only lends.     

Swedish Proverb

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

Langston Coleman

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

Frank A. Clark

People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.     

Anne Tyler

Luck, good or bad, is the invisible play of mind upon affairs, the effect of mental aptitudes and habits which are not in sight, but which work and bring forth their due issues.     

James Vila Blake

What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.     

Robertson Davies

Luck was something you either earned or invented through strength of character. You had to come by it honestly; you could not trick or bluff your way into it.     

Patrick Dewitt

When luck is on your side it is not the time to be modest or timid. It is the time to go for the biggest success you can possibly achieve.     

Donald Trump

Luck is not chance. It's Toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned.     

Emily Dickinson

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


Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.     


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

E.B. White

Luck is the residue of design.     

John Milton

Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.     

R. E. Shay

Good luck beats early rising.     

Irish Proverb

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