65 Unlucky Quotes On Success In Life

These unlucky quotes will motivate you. Unlucky, marked by adversity or failure an unlucky year or likely to bring misfortune.

Below you will find a collection of inspiring, happy, and encouraging unlucky quotes, unlucky sayings, and unlucky proverbs.

Best Unlucky Quotes

  1. “I’m the luckiest unlucky person.” ~ Tig Notaro
  2. “I’m one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood.” ~ Jonathan Coe
  3. “Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.” ~ Orson Welles
  4. “Life is an adventure of our own design intersected by fate and a series of lucky and unlucky accidents.” ~ Patti Smith
  5. “My only feeling about superstition is that it’s unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.” ~ Duffy Daugherty

  6. “But there’s no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky.” ~ Jamie Redknapp
  7. “It’s true that there’s no such thing as free will. We can’t help what we are or what we do. It’s not our fault. Nobody’s to blame for anything. It’s all in your background … and your glands. If you’re good, that’s no achievement of yours – you were lucky in your glands. If you’re rotten, nobody should punish you – you were unlucky, that’s all.” ~ Ayn Rand
  8. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “God does not deem you to be lucky or unlucky… you’re mindset does.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  10. “But with your life, you make a few bad decisions, get unlucky a few times, whatever, but you have to keep going, right?” ~ Cecelia Ahern

  11. “Pain from problems and disappointments, etc., is inevitable in life, but suffering is a choice determined by whether you choose to compare your experience and pain to something better and therefore feel unlucky and bitter or to something worse and therefore feel lucky and grateful!” ~ Viktor E. Frankl , Unlucky quotes in life
  12. “If lucky be not proud; if unlucky, do not despond.” ~ Decimius Magnus Ausonius
  13. “People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.” ~ Samuel Butler
  14. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  15. “There are very few bad people. There are just a lot of people that are unlucky.” ~ Betty Smith

  16. “It is in the nature of things that some people should be unlucky enough to get their heads chopped off.” ~ Lu Xun
  17. “We must often visit yesterday to see how lucky or unlucky we are today!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  18. “Speak of me as I am. Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice.” ~ William Shakespeare
  19. “I must have been born under an unlucky star. You know I have filled out entry blanks for every single drawing in the supermarket for the last twelve years, and the only thing I ever won was a coupon for a small little jar of tomato paste. But they were out of tomato paste, and by the time they got more in, my coupon had expired. And now I have venereal disease.” ~ Louise Lasser
  20. “I prefer unlucky things. Luck is vulgar. Who wants what luck would bring? I don’t.” ~ D. H. Lawrence

  21. “The harder I work the more I live.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  22. “Once, when I was young and true. Someone left me sad – Broke my brittle heart in two, And that is very bad. Love is for unlucky folk, Love is but a curse. Once there was a heart I broke; And that, I think, is worse.” ~ Dorothy Parker , Unlucky quotes in love
  23. “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ~ Stephen Leacock
  24. “I cannot believe there is a God who punishes and rewards, for I see honest folk unlucky, and rogues unlucky.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  25. “You have to hope that your opponents are unlucky. Never only rely on your own luck.” ~ Bernie Ecclestone

  26. “There is an unlucky tendency … to allow every new invention to add to life’s complications, and every new power to increase life’s hustling; so that, unless we can dominate the mischief, we are really the worse off instead of the better.” ~ Vernon Lee
  27. “I never thought of myself as unlucky. When you aim high, it’s tough to get there unless something really fortunate happens.” ~ Henry Cavill
  28. “It’s extremely unlucky to be superstitious, for no other reason than it is always unlucky to be colossally stupid.” ~ Stephen Fry
  29. “we look up and we hope the stars look down, we pray that there may be stars for us to follow, stars moving across the heavens and leading us to our destiny, but it’s only our vanity. We look at the galaxy and fall in love, but the universe cares less about us than we do about it, and the stars stay in their courses however much we may wish upon them to do otherwise. It’s true that if you watch the sky-wheel turn for a while you’ll see a meteor fall, flame and die. That’s not a star worth following; it’s just an unlucky rock. Our fates are here on earth. There are no guiding stars.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  30. “As they who make Good luck a god count all unlucky men.” ~ George Eliot

  31. “People in America, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but Americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. Rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.” ~ Margaret Mead
  32. “Don’t grumble! Don’t stew! Some critters are much-much, Oh, ever so much-much So muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” ~ Dr. Seuss
  33. “Only bad golfers are lucky. They’re the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles, and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.” ~ Lee Trevino
  34. “I’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water.” ~ William G. Tapply
  35. “Avoid employing unlucky people – throw half of the pile of CVs in the bin without reading them.” ~ Ricky Gervais

  36. “Unlucky people are stuck in routines. When they see something new, they want no part of it. Lucky people always want something new. They’re prepared to take risks and relaxed enough to see the opportunities in the first place.” ~ Richard Wiseman
  37. “Secrets hidden at the heart of midnight are simply waiting to be dragged to the light, as, on some unlucky high noon, they always are. But secrets shrouded in the glare of candor are bound to defeat even the most determined and agile inspector for the light is always changing and proves that the eye cannot be trusted.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  38. “I am certainly not regenerating French art, but am struggling hard to accomplish something on an unlucky piece of paper which has done me no harm at all, and on which, believe me, I am doing nothing that is good… I hope things will improve eventually; as it is, I am pretty wretched.” ~ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  39. “I was unlucky, like my country.” ~ Paul Keres
  40. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” ~ Harry Golden

  41. “If you’re unlucky enough not to have alcoholic parents, it takes you a whole lifetime of intoxication to overcome the dead weight of their virtues.” ~ Emile M. Cioran
  42. “Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  43. “According to bourgeois standards, those who are completely unlucky and unsuccessful are automatically barred from competition, which is the life of society. Good fortune is identified with honor, and bad luck with shame.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  44. “As we have seen, nobody is lucky enough not to be born, everybody is unlucky enough to have been born – and particularly bad luck it is.” ~ David Benatar
  45. “Thirteen at a table is unlucky only, when the hostess has only twelve chops.” ~ Groucho Marx

  46. “Now, if we understand what unlucky persons are, we shall see that they are to be shunned, or that we are to consort with them only out of kindness or from sympathy, but without joining our interests with theirs; for they are persons who are not harmonious with the condition of things around them, and are as much at issue with life as a bird who should try to live in the water, or a fish to float in the air.” ~ James Vila Blake
  47. “But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.” ~ George Washington
  48. “In some respects I have been the most unlucky because I have spent more time living as a refugee outside my country than I have spent in Tibet. On the other hand, it has been very rewarding for me to live in a democracy and to learn about the world in a way that we Tibetans had never known before.” ~ Dalai Lama
  49. “Early in life, the world divides crudely into those who have had sex and those who haven’t. Later, into those who have known love, and those who haven’t. Later still – at least, if we are lucky (or, on the other hand, unlucky) – it divides into those who have endured grief, and those who haven’t. These divisions are absolute; they are tropics we cross.” ~ Julian Barnes
  50. “There are no accidents so unlucky but the prudent may draw some advantage from them.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  51. “This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.” ~ Desiderius Erasmus
  52. “Well, I see I am not designed to the finding out the Philosophers Stone, I have been so unlucky in my first attempts in chemistry.” ~ Robert Boyle
  53. “An unlucky rich man is more capable of satisfying his desires and of riding out disaster when it strikes, but a lucky man is better off than him…He is the one who deserves to be described as happy. But until he is dead, you had better refrain from calling him happy, and just call him fortunate.” ~ Solon
  54. “Secrets you were telling everybody but me.. Don’t be fooled by the money I’m still just young and unlucky, I’m surprised you couldn’t tell” ~ Drake
  55. “Two premature babies was not a genetic thing; we were just unlucky.” ~ Sophie Ellis Bextor

  56. “When a nation or family is about to flourish, there are sure to be happy omens; and when it is about to perish, there are sure to be unlucky omens.” ~ Confucius
  57. “Partiality in a parent is unlucky; for fondlings are in danger to be made fools.” ~ Roger L’Estrange
  58. “No one is born just once. If you’re lucky, you’ll emerge again in someone’s arms; or unlucky, wake when the long tail of terror brushes the inside of your skull.” ~ Anne Michaels
  59. “I’ve had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.” ~ Andrew Bogut
  60. “Oh, boy. I’m still in touch with about 90 percent of my exes. They would describe me as being unlucky in love.” ~ Nathan Fillion

  61. “If 13 is unlucky, then 12 and 14 are guilty by association.” ~ Mitch Hedberg
  62. “Why do we fail? Is it because we are unlucky? Is it because we have not worked very hard? I s it because we have not invoked God’s Compassion and Blessings? Is it because God has accepted this failure as an experience He wanted to have in our life? Is it because God has granted this failure to us? Is it because God has willed that we should lose? No! not it is for a different reason that we experience failure. It is for the strengthening of our consciousness that, at times, God grants us defeat.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
  63. “If you ask people, as I often do, how they make decisions, ‘lucky’ people will talk about tuning in to information and instincts, while ‘unlucky’ people often mention pushing away the uncomfortable feeling they were headed for trouble.” ~ Martha Beck
  64. “Nothing is more condemnable than selfishness. A man who thinks of himself alone is the most unlucky person of all.” ~ Anand Neelakantan
  65. “Cristiano is unlucky to be playing in the same era as Messi. Ronaldo is a very good player, but Messi is even better.” ~ Henrik Larsson

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