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Luck Quotes

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.

Author: Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

Fortune cannot be flattered by such fetish worship. But she can be wooed and won by hard work.

Author: Lord Beaverbrook

Profession: British Minister

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

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Good luck needs no explanation.

Author: Shirley Temple Black (1928)

Profession: American Film Child Star

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

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Luck marches with those who give their very best

Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Profession: American Author of "Life's Little Instruction Book" Series

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.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.

Author: Barbara Bush (1925)

Profession: American First Lady, Wife of President George Bush

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.

Author: Victor Cherbuliez


Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.

Author: George S. Clason (1874-1940)

Profession: American Publisher, Author

Luck relies on chance, labor on character.

Author: Richard Cobden (1804-1865)

Profession: British Radical Politician

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

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

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.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

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

Author: Robertson Davies (1913)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Journalist