Top 35 Luck Quotes To Bring Some Magic Into Your Life

Luca Demetriou
Dec 12, 2023 By Luca Demetriou
Originally Published on Feb 26, 2021
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Why Luck Quotes?

Everyone needs a bit of luck now and then, and quotes about luck or good fortune are great for a bit of a motivational boost. Lots of them also mention how to make your own luck (good or bad!) which can teach some great life lessons to kids - and adults! - along the way.

What parents should know

  • It isn't a good idea to make kids overly reliant on the idea of luck for success, but it can be helpful sometimes when things just don't work out and it isn't anyone's fault.
  • A lot of luck can be "made" in terms of achievements - everything from family background to how much money you have, so teach kids to be aware of just how "lucky" they might be compared to other people.
  • There are a lot of superstitions around luck which kids may come across, so make sure you can have open, honest, and realistic conversations about things like lucky (or unlucky) numbers, charms, animals etc.

What to talk about with kids

  • Being good at something might be lucky, but it's more likely to be because you worked really hard, practiced, and studied consistently.
  • A scientific way of talking about luck is "probability" - which is a way of working out with mathematics how likely something is to happen (or not to happen).
  • Sometimes bad things do just happen for reasons nobody can control - but having some bad luck doesn't mean you're a bad person!

Best Quotes On Good Luck

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1. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” - Benjamin Franklin

2. “Luck has a way of evaporating when you lean on it.” - Brandon Mull, ‘Keys To The Demon Prison’

3. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?” - Jean Cocteau

5. "Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it." - Ronald Dahl

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

7. “I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” - Thomas Jefferson

8. "Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned.” - Frank A. Clark

10. “Luck is the tenacity of purpose.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good Luck Inspirational Quotes

11. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca

12. “Everything in life is luck.” - Donald Trump

13. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” - Ray Kroc

14. “Luck is believing you’re lucky." - Tennessee Williams

15. “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” - Langston Coleman

16.“ Oh, but you must travel through those woods again and again... said a shadow at the window... and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time… But the wolf... the wolf only needs enough luck to find you once.” - Emily Carroll, ‘Through The Woods’

17. “Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.” - Terry Pratchett, ‘Lords And Ladies’

18. “Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.” - David Levien, 'City Of The Sun'

19. “Concentration attracts luck factor.” - Amit Ray, 'Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style'

20. “People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” - Anne Tyler

Good Or Bad Luck Quotes

21. “Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. “Luck never made a man wise." - Seneca

23. “Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” - Ovid

24. “Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand or simply by being in the right place at the right time.

Some people get luck handed to them, a second chance, a save. It can happen heroically, or by a simple coincidence, but some don’t get luck on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.” -Jessica Sorensen, ‘The Coincidence Of Callie & Kayden’

Quotes On Blessings

25. “Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” - Albert Camus

26. "Stand in awe of Him, and be grateful for each and everything that God has blessed you with." - Robert Woeger

27. “Temptation will often hit you during times of blessing and spiritual victory.” - Greg Laurie, 'What The Devil Doesn't Want You To Know'

28. “As believers, we also are blessed with the grace that equips us for divine service.” - John MacArthur Jr.

29. “I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

30. “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” - Elizabeth Gilbert

Famous Quotes About Luck

31. “Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.” - Roy T. Bennett, ‘The Light In The Heart’

32. “Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.” - Roy T. Bennett, ‘The Light In The Heart’

33. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” - C.S. Lewis

34. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” - Cormac McCarthy, ‘No Country For Old Men’

35. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” - Roy T. Bennett, ‘The Light In The Heart’

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Written by Luca Demetriou

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

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Luca DemetriouBachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

Experienced in writing and sub-editing, Luca holds a Bachelor's in English Literature and Drama from the University of Birmingham, where he served as the culture editor at Redbrick Paper. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Performance: Design and Practice at the University of the Arts in London, showcasing his passion for the arts, performance, and history. With a keen interest in traveling, Luca enjoys exploring new cultures and experiencing diverse perspectives.

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