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10 Quotes on Luck With Explanation

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The Relation of Action and Luck

It is claimed that individuals who are unlucky in games are lucky in love, but what really is luck? When I see a man who gets five euros from the floor or when you are not questioned on the day of the exam and have not studied at all the day before the exam, I call it luck. Is it, however, purely by coincidence, or does luck actually exist?

In my opinion, being good in life is not enough; you also need the so-called "c factor," and you don't have to sit with your hands in your pockets waiting for luck to intervene and entrusting all of your activities to it. Man has built several "rites" around luck in an attempt to persuade himself that there is a superior force at work that, with a little help, can make things go smoothly.

Luck the Most Powerful Element

Luck is one of the most significant factors influencing our daily lives; we often have fantastic experiences in life because of chance. It can also cause us to go through unpleasant events.

Being patient and hardworking will undoubtedly aid our personal growth and success, but if luck is not on our side, we will almost surely never be able to realize all of our life's ambitions.

Who Keep Their Luck are Luckier

Have you ever wondered why some people get everything they want while others don't? How accurate do you think the term "lucky" applies to these people? To answer the question "what is luck?" it is necessary to first study and observe people.

Everyone is lucky, but those who keep their luck are more fortunate. Consider luck or situations that appear to be opportunities; while lucky people always encounter such opportunities, people who believe they are unlucky never do. The key here is to recognize potential opportunities.

The article explains the definition of luck through several quotations. Below are ten quotes about luck with explanations.

  • Luck only favors the prepared mind. (Robert Greene)

Some major discoveries are thought to have occurred by chance, but in reality, the discoverer's thinking was able to make the most of the situation.

  • There is no luck, and what appears to us as the chance arises from the deepest sources. (Friedrich Schiller)

As we can see, luck did not exist for Schiller, thus, according to him everything that happens to us in our daily lives had a meaning

  • Luck is nothing more than the measure of man's ignorance. (Henri Poincaré)

We rarely make events work for us if we let them run unchecked. Only by preparing ourselves for the worst can we hope to achieve the best results.

  • Our children's lives should never be left to chance. (Stormie Omartian)

Our children deserve to live in the best possible environment, which is why we must leave them with a world that is far better than the one we discover when they arrive.

  • What we call luck is the result of our lack of understanding of the complex machinery of causality. (Jorge Luis Borges)

It is true that when human beings do not understand how something works, we tend to think that it only happens by chance. An idea that, in most cases, is usually, or at least partly false.

  • No human activity has a more universal and constant relationship with more chance than war. Chance, along with the accidental and good luck, plays a great role in the war. (Carl von Clausewitz)
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During wartime, luck can have a major impact on the results of a battle, a concept that all generals are very well aware of and struggle to keep as much control over as possible.

  • Chance is a miracle in disguise. (Alejandro Jodorowski)

You never know what luck has in store for you; it's perhaps possible that fate will bestow upon us the biggest blessings of our lives.

  • Although men boast of their great works, they are often not the result of a noble purpose, but the effect of luck. (François de Rochefoucauld)

Through pure chance, some of humanity's greatest achievements have emerged from the shadows. The world as we know it today is the result of some completely coincidental events.

  • If Dante, Shakespeare, or Beethoven had died at an early age, mankind would have missed what it owes them. In this sense, we can say that luck does play a role in human affairs. (Ludwig Heinrich Edler Von Ligerz)

While misfortunes can undeniably play cruel tricks on humanity, chance actually favors us far more often than we realize.

  • No soldier survives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and has confidence in his luck. (Erich Maria Remarque)

War is always a complicated situation for all soldiers, and the vast majority of them die in the defense of their homeland. Nonetheless, they work hard and hope for the best. Hard work is the key to achieving life's goals; simply hoping for the best will never allow you to achieve your desired or set goals.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh


Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Tobe. I am glad you enjoyed reading it.

Many Blessings to you

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on June 10, 2021:

Thank you for sharing Misbah, wonderful quotes...I enjoyed reading this article.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 09, 2021:

Many thanks for sharing your thoughts, Dear Denise. I am always grateful for your visit and your kind comments. I also believe that if luck and fate were everything God would never have told us how to pray. May God bless you and keeps you healthy and safe

Much Love and many blessings to you, Dear Friend

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on June 09, 2021:

Chance and Luck imply there is no cosmic omniscient entity that guides things. I prefer to pray and believe that God, not change and luck, orders the universe and guides my life.



Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 09, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments, John. I am glad you liked this one. Thank you for sharing these quotes with me. I am sorry for replying to this comment so late, I found your comment from the spam folder.

I am not sure which Article of mine you are talking about. One article I published a few days ago. I wrote that article before for another site. Later, I removed it from there as I wanted to share it here as I don't write for that site anymore.

The problem was that when I published that article here on HP, I received an email from the team saying it's duplicate content. The copyrights were mine. My bad luck, somebody stole that article for a blog site. I came to know about it when HP informed me. I have reported a DMCA for the copyrights. I will publish it again once it gets deleted from that blogging platform.

Note: This is the first time your comment went into my spam folder

Take care and stay safe

Many Blessings to you

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 08, 2021:

A wonderful article, Misbah. The quotes are notable and your explanation of each one welcome. There are other sayings such as “There is no such thing as chance, man makes his own luck.” Also, “I have lots of luck..all of it bad.” I tried reading another article of yours I received notification for but every-time I clicked the link it said “this article doesn’t exist.”

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Moon, Waalaikumsalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be Upon You Also). Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts. Yes, I agree with you, my dear sister, we cannot only rely on luck, actions are equally important.

Sending you lots of Love and Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Srushti. I always appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my work. I am glad you enjoyed reading it. Much Love!!

Blessings and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Linda, I agree and respect your kind thoughts. Really, if we were making all the decisions on our own, it would definitely be a horrible mess. Thank you very much for your kindness. Yes, I agree with you bad and hard times definitely bring us closer to God.

God Bless you and keeps you safe. Gratitude, dear friend

Much Love!!

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on June 08, 2021:

Salam Misbah,

You have written a well-researched article on luck quotes. I agree that luck brings surprises in our lives but one shouldn't depend only on luck.

Stay safe and healthy...

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Rosina, yes, actions and luck go hand in hand, we can't simply wait for things to happen. Efforts are always required and are important.

As Allah helps those who help themselves. Take care!!

Many blessings and Love to you, dear friend

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Peggy, Thanks a lot for your kind and generous comments. Highly appreciated, Dear friend. Yes, they all come from a different perspective. As all of us see luck differently. Much Love!!

Stay healthy and happy

Blessings and Peace

Srushti Gamit on June 08, 2021:

I really enjoyed reading this article Misbah. All the quotes you’ve included is really good.

Thanks for sharing

Sending lots of love to your way.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 08, 2021:

Misbah, what a beautiful writing. Personally, I do not believe in luck, as in random events occurring without direction. I believe that what happens is the plan of our Heavenly Father and that thought comforts me. (If I were making the decisions, what a horrible mess there would be!) Yes, "bad" things occur in our lives; this is because we live in a sin-filled world. But I know that ultimately the disappointments in life will direct me closer to Him.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Thank you for your kind comments, Rozlin. I appreciate your visit and taking the time to make a comment, dear sister. I am glad you found it interesting.

Stay well and safe

Many Blessings and Love

Rosina S Khan on June 08, 2021:

I do agree luck and action go hand in hand, Misbah. Some interesting quotes. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 08, 2021:

Some people's lives seem so much easier than others. The concept of luck playing a part in it is an interesting one. You have collected quotes concerning luck that share different interpretations of that concept.

Rozlin from UAE on June 08, 2021:

This is a very interesting article, Misbah. I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing.


Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind comments, Devika. much appreciated, dear friend. Luck without actions cannot bring anything. They both go hand in hand

Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 08, 2021:

Linda, Thank you so much, dear friend. I am glad you found it interesting. I also believe that Luck only favors the prepared mind. Much Love!!

Stay happy, healthy and smiling

Many blessings to you

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 08, 2021:

Hi Misbah luck is not always on our side and I believe that everything happens for a reason. If it is meant to be then it will come my way. I enjoyed this interesting and informative hub. Quotes on luck is something to think about.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 07, 2021:

You’ve shared some interesting quotes and comments, Misbah. I think my favourite quotation is the first one. Luck is certainly a fascinating concept to think about.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 07, 2021:

Thanks for your kind and beautiful response, Chitra Di. Much appreciated. For me, I would say, I believe in Luck/ Fate. Both luck and hard work must go hand-in-hand for our futures to proceed as they should.

Doing nothing and just waiting for the luck to make it all for us is not the right idea. Action is equally important to achieve the desired goal.

Thanks for sharing your insightful thoughts. Gratitude, Di. Much Love!!

Blessings and Peace

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 07, 2021:

Interesting thoughts and interesting list of quotes, about luck.

I don’t think, I rely on, or believe in luck so much. It may be because, I don’t think that I am that lucky. I do believe in consistent hard work, for good things to happen in my life. That’s the way, it has always been for me.

Your article is insightful and an enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 07, 2021:

Thanks for your beautiful comment, Pamela. God considers our belief to be the most precious thing. Faith is the treasure of treasures. We are unable to please God without faith. He always rewards those who seek Him. He loves us all. I am glad you enjoyed the article. Much Love!!

Blessings always

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 07, 2021:

I don't ever think much about luck as I believe in faith. I did enjoy reading this article, Misbah. These are all good quotes.

Blessings and love.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 07, 2021:

Mr. Bill, Thank you so much for sharing your kind and beautiful thoughts with me. I really appreciate that. I believe in luck, but I believe that actions are also equally required. Sooner or later, but hard work always brings success. God helps those who help themselves. Gratitude!!

Stay safe and healthy.

Highest Blessings to you, Sir

Misbah Sheikh (author) on June 07, 2021:

Thank you for your kind comments, Eman. I appreciate you for taking the time to read my work, dear friend. I am glad you found it interesting.

Many Blessings and Love

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 07, 2021:

I'm probably in the Schiller camp on this discussion. I'm not sure I believe in luck at all. I tend to believe that where we are, what we are doing, and what happens in a particular instance is the direct result of the millions of actions which led us to that moment, that place, and that action. But then, I could be completely wrong. lol

Blessings always

Nian from Pakistan on June 07, 2021:

It is predestined that how lucky we are but in some situations the person thought that it's luck and how lucky is me! Interested article.

Love and blessings!

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