Luck quotes page 2
The harder you prepare, the luckier you seem to get.
An old farmer used a horse to till his fields. One day, the horse ran away, and when the
farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer shrugged his
shoulders and replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?"
A week later, the horse returned with a herd of wild mares, and this time the neighbors
congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"
Then, when the farmer's son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell and
broke his leg. Everyone agreed this was very bad luck. But the farmer's only reaction was,
"Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"
A week later, the army marched into the village and drafted all the young men they could
find. When they saw the farmer's son with his broken leg, they let him stay behind. Good
luck? Bad luck?
Good luck makes its way in by elbowing.
The day you are unlucky, even the cold food burns.
African proverb, Bemba
Good luck is better than early rising.
When people achieve extraordinary, seemingly impossible goals, they're often assumed to
have been "fortunate," "in the right place at the right time," or "born under a lucky star." But
I've interviewed many of the greatest achievers in the world, and one of the interesting
things I've learned is that each of their incredible accomplishments began with the same first
step: the setting of a goal.
Luck comes to those who look after it.
God luck in cards bad luck in marriage.
The harder you work, the luckier you are, and I worked like hell.
Gerald R. Ford
People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting
chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know
how to use it.
If a man wishes someone "bad luck," he is sure to attract bad luck himself. If he wishes
someone to success, he is wishing and aiding himself to success.
Florence Scovel Shinn
There is luck in odd numbers.
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
The horse-shoe or rabbit's foot contains no power, but man's spoken word and belief that
will bring him good luck creates expectancy in the subconscious mind, and attracts a "lucky
Florence Scovel Shinn
When luck enters, give him a seat.
Sit not idle, for your luck sits with you.
Lucky men need no counsel.
On his birthday, Chuck Norris randomly selects one lucky child to be thrown into the
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If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the
rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult
situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.
P. G. Wodehouse
Readiness is the mother of luck.
Every search begins with beginners luck and ends with the victor's being severely tested.
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which
once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had
Luck and bad luck are driving in the same sledge.
Luck is just one of the byproducts of those who take the most action.
If you're in the luckiest 1 per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think
about the other 99 per cent.
Accept the law of cause and effect. Take a second look at what appears to be someone's
"good luck." You'll find not luck but preparation, planning, and success-producing thinking
preceded his good fortune.
David J. Schwartz
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Luck has but a slender anchorage.
Democracy is the eagle on the back of a dollar bill, with 13 arrows in one claw, 13 leaves on
a branch, 13 tail feathers, and 13 stars over its head - this signifies that when the white man
came to this country, it was bad luck for the Indians, bad luck for the trees, bad luck for the
wildlife, and lights out for the American eagle.
If you are afraid of bad luck you will never get good luck.