28 Luck Quotes To Make You Feel Lucky

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The vast majority of us believe in luck.

Even those who claim they don’t are often guilty of engaging in certain superstitious behaviors: avoiding walking under a ladder, keeping new shoes off the table, not letting a black cat cross their path. These are the old wives tales that so many of us have grown up with – and we do them without thinking about it, whether we think they will affect our luck or not.

Whether there actually is some kind of metaphysical explanation behind luck, or whether it’s an entirely psychological phenomenon, it’s a universal truth – everybody likes to feel lucky.

The feeling of luck goes hand in hand with confidence. And fortunately, our confidence is something that we can improve: it’s simply a matter of focusing on what we want and working hard. Whether that improves our luck or not is the million dollar question.

But we have to remember that feeling unlucky can be a mindset; a natural response to being underprepared for the tasks that are in front of us. And that is something we can change.

Be bold and take chances and you’ll often find that situations will support your goals. Fortune favors the bold, as they say. Try to adopt a growth mindset, where challenges are always an opportunity to improve and succeed.

Whenever an opportunity arises for you to test yourself, try to imagine that it, too, is good luck.

We’ve put together a selection of the best quotes to help you better understand luck, and harness the power it brings.

Here are 28 quotes about luck to make you feel lucky!

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

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

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn
an ace and king playing cards with a poker table in the background
“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

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
Two old rusted horseshoes on a wooden fence
“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

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
A hand throwing two translucent red dice down a stairwell
“The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.” – Channing Pollock

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’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

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
A patch of lush, green shamrocks
“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

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
Dalai Lama quote “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama XIV

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

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin
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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's editor, and has collected and shared inspiring quotes and stories since 2005. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.

1 thought on “28 Luck Quotes To Make You Feel Lucky”

  1. I’m not smart but I am lucky!
    I have tried to find out if someone else said this. It may be a quote from a movie?
    I use it quite often ?


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