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Quotations The Best Quotes About Luck  

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A list of the best luck quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous luck quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic luck quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational luck quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about luck?" and "What are inspirational luck quotes?"

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

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

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I am a great believer in luck and the harder I work the more of it I have. Stephen Leacock

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

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Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.

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Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Luck's always to blame. Jean de La Fontaine

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The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. Tony Robbins

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Success is just a matter of luck, all you need to do is ask a failure. History may be written by academics but it's rarely created by them.

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Substance is not enough, accident is also required.

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Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.

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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

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It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Oprah Winfrey

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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson

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In short, luck's always to blame. Jean de La Fontaine

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Luck seeks those who flee and flees those who seek it.

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Luck is the idol of the idle.

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Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty. James Russell Lowell

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Luck marches with those who give their very best H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? Jean Cocteau

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Luck can often mean simple taking advantage of a situation at the right moment, It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared. Michael Korda

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Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it. Douglas William Jerrold

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Some folk want their luck buttered. Thomas Hardy

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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

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When God throws the dice are loaded.

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Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.

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Luck is tenacity of purpose. Elbert Hubbard

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The lot is cast into the heap, but the whole disposing there of is of the Lord.

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Good luck beats early rising.

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There is death in the pot. -- 2 Kings 4:40

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The harder I work the luckier I get. Samuel Goldwyn

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

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Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. Juvenal

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Luck generally comes to those who look for it, and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away. Charles Spurgeon

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“Why is it we are always the targets of the angry Fates? Twice as many men of ours met harm as did theirs, since we’ve come here.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Luck is infatuated with the efficient.

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Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid. John Dewey

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Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success.

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All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck -- who keeps right on going -- is the man who is there when the good luck comes -- and is ready to receive it. Robert Collier

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Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned. Emily Dickinson

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Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness. Michel Foucault

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There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass. William Blake