Luck Quotes


  • Luck can only get you so far.
    o J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Hermione Granger referring to a luck potion Felix Felicis


  • Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. – Seneca, Roman dramatist
  • Fortes fortuna adiuvat (Fortune favors the brave) – Latin proverb
  • It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.
    o John Dryden

  • “The prudent man really frames his own fortunes for himself.”
    o Plautus

  • Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, so long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.
    o Alexander Pope

  • Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
    o William Shakespeare

  • Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
    o Sallust

  • The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; and the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
    o Saadi

  • Fortune favors the bold.
    o Cicero

  • The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
    o Molière

  • Luck is the residue of design – Branch Rickey
  • Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances. Real men believe in cause and effect.–Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Men live at the mercy of forces they cannot control. Belief in fortune and luck, good and evil, is one of the most widespread and persistent of human beliefs. – John Dewey
  • Luck be a lady tonight – Guys and Dolls, as song of Sky Masterson
  • The harder I work, the luckier I get. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • The harder I practice, the luckier I get. – Gary Player
  • In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck. – Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars series
  • I don’t need luck, sarge. I was born lucky! – Pvt. Reiben in Saving Private Ryan
  • Do you feel lucky, punk?! – Dirty Harry
  • Today is Ure Lucky day – Don Marko
  • It’s smarter to be lucky than it’s lucky to be smart. – King Charles in Pippin
  • Luck favors the prepared, darling. – Edna Mode in The Incredibles
  • It’s better to be lucky, than it is to be dead – Morgan V. P.
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