People who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others have idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, and have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success often erroneously attributed to good luck.
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.
Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
—James Russell Lowell
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
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.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
—Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.
Luck is being ready for the chance.
—J. Frank Doble
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.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
What is luck? It is not only chance, it is also creating the opportunity, recognizing it when it is there, and taking it when it comes.
You make your own luck. Luck is the residue of design.
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.
When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.
—Dr. Armand Hammer
Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
—George S. Clason
Good luck comes - and is ready to receive it.
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 only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.
It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
—Frank A. Clark
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
—Orison Swett Marden
Your luck is how you treat people.
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 a good time comes.
—Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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.
Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don't depend on it.
I wasn't lucky. I deserved it.
Luck is believing you're lucky.
Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; this is good luck.
Luck is tenacity of purpose.
The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.
There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
Luck is the idol of the idle.
—Proverb from unknown location
When it comes to luck, you make your own.
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 you known.
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
—R. E. Shay
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
—E. B. White
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
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.
Luck is where opportunity meets preparedness.