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44 Quotes to Bring Some Luck Your Way

Karabo Baloyi
May 17, 2022
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Luck is a universal polarizing phenomenon, but there's nothing wrong with feeling and acting as though you are lucky, and that starts with your mindset. Here are 44 quotes to change your mindset and bring some luck your way.

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Luck is a universal phenomenon many people tend to write off in public but secretly hope for. Whether they want to admit it or not, people often engage in superstitious behavior to bring some luck their way or to ward off bad luck.

Whether you believe in luck or not, feeling lucky often matters more than whether we are fortunate or not.

Feelings are borne from a mindset. When we feel more confident, we take more risks, and when it turns out well, we can quickly believe that luck is on our side. To create a more positive mindset and bring luck on our side, here are 44 quotes that will help you feel lucky.

Eliyahu Goldratt's quote: “Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.” | Image: AmoDays

Eliyahu Goldratt's quote: “Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.” | Image: AmoDays

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QUOTES ABOUT LUCK AND HARD WORK

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

“My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depends on me to keep trying after I have failed.” — Mark Warner

“Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.” — Eliyahu Goldratt

“You don’t get lucky while sitting on the sofa with arms crossed doing nothing. You can be lucky only when you are prepared.” — Nesta Jojoe Erskine

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

Benjamin Franklin's quote: “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” | Image: AmoDays

Benjamin Franklin's quote: “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” | Image: AmoDays

“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

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“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 is not chance. It’s Toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” — Emily Dickinson

QUOTES ABOUT LUCK AND TALENT

“I’ve found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities.” — Timothy Zahn

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.” — Garrison Keillor

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Mark Warner's quote: “My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depends on me to keep trying after I have failed.” | Image: AmoDays

Mark Warner's quote: “My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depends on me to keep trying after I have failed.” | Image: AmoDays

“Luck is what we make it, not what is thrust upon us. You’ve shown initiative and it has nothing to do with luck.” — George Bellairs

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

SELF-REFLECTIVE LUCK QUOTES

“I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly.” — Fiona Barton

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

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

Timothy Zahn's quote: “I’ve found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities.” | Image: AmoDays

Timothy Zahn's quote: “I’ve found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Luck has nothing to do with it because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.” — Serena Williams

“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

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

SHORT LUCK QUOTES

“Concentration attracts luck factor.” — Amit Ray

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

Samuel Goldwyn's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

Samuel Goldwyn's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

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

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

“Luck never gives; it only lends.” — Swedish Proverb

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” — Douglas Macarthur

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” — Louis Pasteur

 Amit Ray's quote: “Concentration attracts luck factor.” | Image: AmoDays

Amit Ray's quote: “Concentration attracts luck factor.” | Image: AmoDays

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“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

“Luck is the residue of design.” — John Milton

“Good luck beats early rising.” — Irish Proverb

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote: “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” | Image" AmoDays

Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote: “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” | Image" AmoDays

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PHILOSOPHICAL LUCK QUOTES

“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

“What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.” — Robertson Davies

“Learn to recognize good luck when it’s waving at you, hoping to get your attention.” — Sally Koslow

“Nothing happens by chance, my friend… No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.” — Richard Bach

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“Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.” — Arab Proverb

Harry Golden's quote: “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” | Image: AmoDays

Harry Golden's quote: “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” | Image: AmoDays

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

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“True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.” — John Hay

QUOTES ON BAD LUCK

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

“The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward.” — Nick Cummins

Robertson Davies's quote: “What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.” | Image: AmoDays

Robertson Davies's quote: “What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.” | Image: AmoDays

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“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

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

“Beware what you wish for, unless you have the grace to hope that your luck can be shared.” — Christopher Hitchens

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

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

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Nick Cummins's quote: “The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward.” | Image: AmoDays

Nick Cummins's quote: “The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward.” | Image: AmoDays

Positive quotes on luck help us to transform our mindset. They motivate us to be optimistic about our success and make us believe that we can do anything.

Even when life throws us a curveball, we can continuously tap into our positive mindset and try again. The harder we work to get what we want in life, the luckier we will feel. So go out there and change your luck!

If you feel more positive about your luck after reading these quotes, you'll enjoy these quotes that remind you of your worth and value.

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