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My Favourite Luck Quotes And The Best How To Get Luck Ideas.

Updated on May 13, 2016

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

I like this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) which seems to be a response to another quote "Shallow men [sic] believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

So if luck is the effect what is the cause of it? What does science have to say about luck? Or our minds? Or even good luck spells? What about luck in love and finding our soulmate?

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." [Emerson]

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"Follow your bliss and doors will open where you never knew they existed." [Joseph Campbell]

"Now for good luck, cast an old shoe after me." [John Heywood, c1497-c1580]

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

"As good luck would have it." [William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, The Merry Wives of Windsor]

"This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers ... there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance or death." [William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, The Merry Wives of Windsor]

" 'For there's luck in odd numbers,' says Rory O'More' [Samuel Lover, 1797-1868]

"And so I say to you, ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened" [Luke 11:9-10]

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. - Henry Ford

"Good Luck is a giddy maid,

Fickle and restless as a fawn;

She smooths your hair; and then the jade

Kisses you quickly, and is gone." [Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856]

"Something old, something new,

Something borrowed, something blue,

And a lucky sixpence in her shoe." [Anon.]

When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky. - Dr. Armand Hammer

The day You decide to do it is your lucky day. - Japanese Proverb

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer. - Author Unknown

Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow's good luck. - Og Mandino

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. - Seneca

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. - Larry King

Be where the luck is. - Steven Scott

Luck is believing you're lucky. - Tennessee Williams

Everything in life is luck. - Donald Trump

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson

Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck. - George S. Clason

If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness. - Les Brown

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.

Anne Tyler (1941 - ), Celestial Navigation

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

Harry Golden (1902 - 1981)

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

James A. Garfield (1831 - 1881)

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.

John Hay (1838 - 1905), Distichs, latter 19th century

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.

Langston Coleman

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), (attributed)

Finding luck is not a matter of chance.


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Luck secret: find your purpose in life & change your luck forever

As I learned for myself, in the most dramatic way (bankruptcy), making a few tweeks to your life can also tweak your luck, self confidence, career, success, prosperity, happiness, finding a soulmate, the dreaded Mid-Life Crisis, also in a dramatic way! This is the broader picture where finding the real purpose of your life - just any old purpose won't do - is the very foundation of the mix of life we need to get right if we are to succeed at anything!

"There is nothing wrong with change," said Sir Winston Churchill, the British wartime Prime Minister, "if it is in the right direction."

And that's the crucial question, isn't it. Without a crystal ball how can we ever be reasonably sure which direction is the best one for us to choose? There's a good answer!

You already know what you're meant to do with your life.

It's the single secret to happiness, success, luck, career, self confidence, self esteem, prosperity, good health, even to finding a soul mate. It's the big message I got from having my life crash and burn, ending up homeless, unemployed, penniless and friendless.

What I wish I knew then - what absolutely everyone on the planet should know - is that we all have a unique life purpose, a destiny, a hidden talent if you like, and it is within us waiting to be found (unless we're one of the few lucky ones who've found it already).

We tend to think of destiny as a script for our lives imposed upon us by some external force, God perhaps, over which we have no control.

I have a different view. "Destiny" is a gift we chose for ourselves before we were born - that's right - by our own soul. It's our whole purpose in life - or should be - and failure to find it leads to trouble and, to say the least, bad luck.

"Finding" our life purpose, or destiny, is really a misleading concept because it's not something we have to go out and "get," but rather it's something we need to go within and claim.

You've already got it, because you chose it - even if you haven't consciously realized it. Then you need a plan to bring it into reality - because we create our own reality with our thoughts, an idea recently made popular in 'The Secret' which had everyone talking a few years ago.

Two of the key contributors to 'The Secret' went further. Jerry and Esther Hicks published a series of eye-opening channeled books based on a spiritual take on the Law of Attraction. And Bob Proctor went one better (11 better, actually!) and released his bestselling '11 Forgotten Laws'.

Now there's the new Cosmic Orderingcraze: is it really possible to place an order with the Universe for whatever you want? I've found this truly life-changing stuff - literally!

What does science have to say on the matter?

In a 24,000 best seller published by Bob Proctor's organisation, Success Engineering, followed by Luck Engineering, - presented the cutting edge science and quantum physics behind how to literally engineer luck and good fortune into your life or business.

But how do we know what our true life purpose or destiny is when we see it?

In a survey conducted among creative people of all kinds, from science to art, to learn the cause of 'genius' (Úncommin Genius' by Denise Shekerjian), most claimed that they followed their intuition, trusted their feelings, or as one respondent replied, "I just trust my beeps."

When I get an irritating feeling up my spine I now know it's not the right thing to do. For too long I ignored that irritating feeling, that unease. But a feeling of exhilaration means, go for it! Project your thoughts into the future and see how you feel.

"Your broader Non-Physical part of you communicates with you," wrote Jerry and Esther Hicks in 'The Law of Attraction', "and has done so from the day you emerged into this physical body. That communication comes in many varieties - but all of you are receiving the basic communication that comes forth, in the form of your emotion. Every emotion that you feel is, without exception, communication from your Inner Being letting you know, in the moment, the appropriateness of whatever you are thinking, speaking, or acting."

Your life purpose will ALWAYS utilize your greatest passions, talents and interests.

"Your brain is similar to an iceberg," says psychologist Valerie Dawson. "The 90% of the iceberg deep below the surface is where all the information is that you have been searching for - all the wisdom and the 'knowing' about what you were put on this Earth to do is right there! Inside this part deep within are all the keys to your success, happiness, and abundant life!"

Your life's purpose is already within you!

The Greek philosopher Plato knew this when he wrote in his best-known work the 'Republic'. "Your destiny shall not be allotted to you, but you shall choose it for yourselves." He called it your career on Earth while author Caroline Myss (a guest on Oprah) calls it your mission. Napoleon Hill, in his famous bestseller 'Think & Grow Rich' called the secret to all of life's riches our Definite Major Purpose. Of this he wrote:

"The secret to which I refer ... cannot be purchased for money, for the reason that it comes in two parts. One part is already in possession of those who are ready for it."

"Follow your bliss," said scholar, author and mythology expert Joseph Campbell, "and doors will open where you never knew they existed."

Or, trust your beeps!

I didn't. I had to lose everything before the doors started flying open for me. I don't want this to happen to you!


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      JessicaLVine LM 

      4 years ago

      Very interesting. I think my favorite quotes were "The day you make a decision to do it is your lucky day" and "When I work 14 hours a day 7 days a week I get lucky!" lol :)

    • neilwjsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Neil Walter Smith 

      5 years ago from Portarlington, Victoria, Australia

      @TapIn2U: Your comment has also made my day. Thanks.

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      5 years ago

      Visiting your lens made my day lucky. Sundae ;-)

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      Paul Franciskato 

      6 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      Here's a good one - "You can't win (the lottery) if you don't play!" I enjoyed reading the quotes you mentioned and I should make a list of my favorite ones as a resource to pull from when I need to focus on moving forward.

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      7 years ago

      Thumbs up for the good job!


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