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.

Here’s the thing about luck. You don’t know if it’s good or bad until you have some perspective.     

Alice Hoffman

Learn to recognize good luck when it’s waving at you, hoping to get your attention.     

Sally Koslow

Luck is a goddess not to be coerced and forcibly wooed by those who seek her favors.     

P.G. Wodehouse

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

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

Ray Kroc

Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.     

Iain Duncan Smith

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.     

Channing Pollock

I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly.     

Fiona Barton

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

Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.     

Eliyahu Goldratt

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.     


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

You know, in life there are only three or four fundamental decisions to make. The rest is just luck.     

Raymond Aubrac

With luck, you have other things to do than wait for lightning to strike.     

Paul Lauterbur

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.     

Timothy Zahn

You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you.     

Estelle Parsons

Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.     

Don Sutton

Luck when your burst of energy doesn't run afoul of someone else's.     

Mignon McLaughlin

Go and wake up your luck.     

Persian Saying

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.     

Larry King

Luck never made a man wise.     


I am great believer in luck. The harder work I work, the more of it I seem to have.     

Coleman Cox

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

Jean Cocteau

The thing about luck is that it's like a fever. You can take fever meds and lie in bed and drink chicken broth and sleep seventeen hours in a row, but basically your fever will break when it wants to break.     

Cynthia Kadohata

Luck is not only having the best hand dealt to you but having someone to raise.     

Joseph Julius Bonkowski

Luck will occasionally blow some wind into wings that were not made to properly support flight.     

Jason Edward Shiffman

Here’s luck!’ while waitin’ for the luck that never comes.     

Henry Lawson

We all have bad luck some times, but it mends.     

Clarence Michael

So Good-Luck came, and on my roof did light, like noiseless snow, or as the dew of night.     

Robert Herrick