The majority of people believe in good fortune.
Even those who swear they don’t believe in superstitions are often guilty of them, such as avoiding walking under a staircase, keeping new shoes off the table, and not allowing a black cat to cross their path. These are the old wives’ tales that many of us have grown with, and we follow them without question, whether or not we believe they would improve our luck.
Whether there is a metaphysical basis for luck or it is solely a psychological phenomenon, one universal truth remains: everyone enjoys feeling fortunate.
Confidence and the feeling that luck goes hand in hand. And, fortunately, we may boost our confidence by focusing on what we desire and working hard. The million-dollar question is whether or if this enhances our luck.
However, we must keep in mind that feeling unfortunate can be a mindset; a reasonable reaction to being unprepared for the responsibilities ahead of us. And that is something we have the power to alter.
Take risks and be brave, and you’ll discover that situations will often support your ambitions. As the saying goes, fortune favors the brave. Adopt a growth attitude, in which obstacles are always opportunities to learn and progress.
Whenever an opportunity to put yourself to the test presents itself, try to imagine that it is also a stroke of luck.
We’ve compiled a list of the best quotations to help in understanding luck and how to harness its power.
40+ Top Quotes About Luck
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.― Cormac McCarthy
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. – Channing Pollock
Oh, I am fortune’s fool!― William Shakespeare
Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.― David Levien
You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.― Bill Watterson
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.― Dalai Lama XIV
Ability is of little account without opportunity.― Napoleon Bonaparte
Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Concentration attracts luck factor.___Amit Ray
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
I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it___Thomas Jefferson
Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.__Hunter S. Thompson
I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly. – Fiona Barton
I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.― Thomas Jefferson
You don’t get lucky while sitting in the sofa with arms crossed doing nothing. You can be lucky only when you are prepared.__Nesta Jojoe Erskine
There are rules to luck, not everything is chance for the wise; luck can be helped by skill. – Balthasar Gracian
Luck is a goddess not to be coerced and forcibly wooed by those who seek her favors. From such masterful spirits she turns away. But it happens sometimes that, if we put our hand in hers with the humble trust of a little child, she will have pity on us, and not fail us in our hour of need.___P.G. Wodehouse
The sun doesn’t just hang on one family’s tree. ― Anchee Min
I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.― Roman Payne
Why hasn’t anyone killed him yet?”
“Dumb luck,” Wit said. “In that I’m lucky you’re all so dumb.― Brandon Sanderson
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
Beware what you wish for, unless you have the grace to hope that your luck can be shared.___Christopher Hitchens
Not many people have had as much bad luck as I have, but not many people have had as much good luck, either.___Tig Notaro
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. – Ray Kroc
My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it dependent on me to keep trying after I have failed.___Mark Warner
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.___Iain Duncan Smith
Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.― Terry Pratchett
The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.__Barbara Sher
We are all a great deal luckier that we realize, we usually get what we want – or near enough.___Roald Dahl
Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.___Eliyahu Goldratt
People say they don’t believe in luck: luck is the reason the dinosaurs got wiped out and why human beings became the new dominant species on this planet.___Stewart Stafford
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.___Cormac McCarthy
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama XIV
It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.― Aaron Lauritsen
And then, as if written by the hand of a bad novelist, an incredible thing happened.― Jonathan Stroud
Luck has a way of evaporating when you lean on it.― Brandon Mull
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
Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words: this is good luck.___Buddha
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
He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.― Ernest Hemingway
Diligence is the mother of good luck.___Benjamin Franklin
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
Nearly’ only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.― Neil Gaiman
Here’s the thing about luck…you don’t know if it’s good or bad until you have some perspective.___Alice Hoffman
Risk means ‘shit happens’ or ‘good luck.― Toba Beta
Learn to recognize good luck when it’s waving at you, hoping to get your attention.___Sally Koslow
Million-to-one chances…crop up nine times out of ten.― Terry Pratchett
The harder I work, the luckier I get.__Samuel Goldwyn