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Good Luck Quotes – Best of Luck Wishes – Irish Quotes – Lucky Sayings

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here and that brings with it thoughts of luck. These best of luck wishes and good luck quotes are fun to share with friend or on social media to send good luck wishes to all.

3 leaf clovers with text reading Good luck quotes with shamrocks.

Motivational quotations on photos of nature are a favorite with the readers of The Gardening Cook, and they are also lots of fun for me to make. These graphics combine shamrock and other good luck images with well wishing quotes and sayings. Why not spread the luck around?

Other lucky plants

Shamrocks have long been considered a symbol of good luck, but they aren’t the only lucky indoor plants to be found.Graphic with green hat, shamrocks and words "Catch the luck df the Irish with lucky plants."

There are also some other plants that are thought to bring good luck to the home. Check out these good luck plants:

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Fun facts about shamrocks

When we reference the luck of the Irish, the plant that is normally shown is a shamrock – trifolium repens. This plant has three leaves in nature but sometimes a fourth leaf is found on the plant and this represents luck.

Brush up on your knowledge of shamrocks with these fun facts.Fungus and shamrocks with words "Shamrock fun facts."

  • The botanical name trifolium repens (white clover) is the variety of clover that we recognize as a shamrock.
  • A shamrock has three leaves but, according to folklore, if you find one with four leaves, it means good luck.
  • Each leaf of the clover means something different – the first=hope, the second=faith, the third=love and the fourth=luck.
  • For every four leaf clover, expect to find 10,000 three left plants!
  • Shamrocks are often a part of Irish weddings.
  • The ancient Druids believed that they could keep away evil spirits and danger by carrying a shamrock with them.
  • St. Patrick made the shamrock famous when he preached that the traditional 3 leaf clover represented the Holy Trinity.
  • Oxalis is often sold as a shamrock plant but it is different genus of plants – Oxalis triangularis (false shamrock) The plant may have purple or green leaves and the whole plant closes up at night and opens in the morning. This trait is called nyctinasty.
  • Sir John Melton Wrote “If a man walking in the fields finds any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.” in 1620. It shows that luck and shamrocks have been associated together for centuries.
  • In the early 18th century, the British authorities threatened those who work the color green or shamrocks with death, since it was a symbol of Ireland.
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Shamrock quotes and four leaf clover sayings

It’s fun to make graphics of shamrock images with good luck quotes and sayings embedded in them. I find this type of image to be very popular on social media.  People also love to print them out and use them as homemade greeting cards to share with their friends

What better time to do this, than this time of the year, with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner?

Here are some of my favorite images of shamrocks with sayings that make me think more about luck, and good wishes.

Jenna Evans Welch quote - A good friend is like a four leaf clover on a four leaf clover image.

“A good friend is like a four leaf clover.”

~Jenna Evans Welch

Shamrocks on a wood round with words "Keep calm and shamrock on."

“Keep calm and shamrock on.”

~anonymous saying

Shamrock ona wood background with quote by Thomas Moore.

“O, the shamrock, the green, immortal shamrock! Chosen leaf of bard and chief, old Erin’s native shamrock.

~Thomas Moore

Shamrocks in a field with quote from The Wearing of the Green.

“Oh Paddy dear, and did you hear the news that’s going round? The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground.”

~quote from The Wearing of the Green

More shamrock quotes

Here are a few more shamrock quotes to share for St. Patrick’s Day.Shamrocks on a white background with words reading "Shamrock Quotes."

  • “I’ll seek a four leaved shamrock in all thy fairy dells, and if I find the charmed leaves, oh, how I’ll weave my spells!” ~Samuel Lover
  • “O, the red rose may be fair, and the lily statelier; but my shamrock, one in three takes the very heart of me!” ~Katharine Tynan
  • “Viva la the new brigade! Viva la the old one, too! Viva la, the rose shall fade, and the shamrock shine for ever new! ~Thomas Davis
  • “For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.” ~Old Irish Blessing
  • “O, love is the soul of a true Irishman; he loves all that’s lovely, loves all that he can, with his sprig of shillelagh and shamrock so green. ~ Sprig of Shillelagh
  • “I’ll seek a four-leaved Shamrock in all the fairy dells, And if I find the charmèd leaves, oh, how I’ll weave my spells!” ~Samuel Lover

Good luck quotes

Tradition says to drop a clover in your beer or Irish whiskey, drink it, and then, for good luck, throw the clover over your left shoulder while toasting St. Patrick.

It is not just the shamrock that is considered to bring good luck on St. Patrick’s day. Tales of leprechauns abound, delighting children with their stories of luck. 

Irish blessings have also long been thought to bring luck to the recipients. If you are looking for some best of luck wishes to share with friends, check out these best wishes quotes.

Orson Welles Quote - Nobody gets justice, People only get good luck or bad luck.

“Nobody gets justice, people only get good luck or bad luck.”

~ Orson Welles

Shirley Temple Quote with a shamrock and gnome

“Good Luck needs no explanation.”

~ Shirley Temple

Shamrocks and dirt with Jack Youngblood Quote Good luck is a residue of preparation.

“Good luck is a residue of preparation.”

~ Jack Youngblood


Funny quotes about good luck

Quotes are not just motivational or inspirational. Some are meant to tickle your funny bone. Here are a few of my favorites.

Meg Rosoff funny good luck quote with a piano and shamrock

“Every day a piano doesn’t fall on my head is good luck.”

~Meg Rosoff

Shamrocks in the rain and Wilson Mizner quote - The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.

“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.”

~Wilson Mizner

Pig with shamrocks in a field of daisies and shamrocks and Irish Proverb - Good luck beats early rising.

“Good luck beats early rising.”

~ Irish Proverb

4 leaf clover in a field of clover with good luck saying by Stanislaw Lern.

“If a man who cannot count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky?”

~ Stanislaw Lern

Hand holding a four leaf clover with text reading "The more I practice, the luckier I get."

“The more I practice, the luckier I get!”

~ Gary PlayerBroken oxalis shamrock plant with text reading "it's bad luck to be superstitious."

“It’s bad luck to be superstitious.”

~ anonymous

More funny good luck quotes

If you enjoy a good chuckle, here are a few more funny good luck sayings to brighten your day.Irish whiskey makes me frisky quote on a white background with shamrocks.

  • “Some folks want their luck buttered.” ~ Thomas Hardy
  •  “A lucky man is rarer than a white crow.” ~ Juvenal
  •  “People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” ~ Anne Tyler
  • “I will ride my luck on occasion, but I like to pick the occasion.” ~ Rex Stout
  • “Depend on the rabbit’s foot, if you will, but remember, it didn’t work for the rabbit. ~ R.E Shay

Thought provoking luck quotes

These quotes about luck are meant to make you think in a different way.

Dalai Lama quote - Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

~Dalai Lama XIV

Shamrock covered in smaller shamrocks on a red background with Old Swedish Proverb about Luck

“Luck never gives; it only lends.”

~ Old Swedish Proverb

Shamrocks on an open grate with Douglas Macarthur saying The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”

~ Douglas Macarthur

 

Field of shamrocks and Langston Coleman saying Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.

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

~ Langston Coleman

Irish blessing quote on a green background with shamrock.

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all the year long.”

~ Old Irish Blessing

More thought provoking best wishes quotes

When I read quotes, I especially enjoy those that make me think deeply. If you are still looking for some inspiration? Here are some more best of luck quotes.

Shamrock leaves with words reading "Good luck quotes."

  • “Good luck is the twin brother of hard work.” ~ Anonymous
  • “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” ~ Cormac McCarthy
  • “Luck makes friends.” ~ Ovid
  • “The greatest advice that good luck has for you is this: Do not look for me. I will find you.” ~ Mark Benedict
  • “Luck is tenacity of purpose.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • “Luck marches with those who give their very best.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you have a favorite quote, please leave it in the comments below and I’ll try to find a picture to make it into a wish you the best luck graphic.

Good luck quotes from movies and TV

Are you looking for a quote about good luck from your favorite movie or TV show? Maybe you’re a movie buff and want a good luck saying to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Some of our favorite quotes come from characters depicted in motion pictures and television shows. Here are a few of them.

Do you remember the good luck quotes from these shows or movies?

Plaid background with shamrock and words "May the odds be ever in your favor" - Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games."

“May the odds be ever in your favor.”

~Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games

Shamrock in the sun with a quote from the Never Ending Story.

“Never give up and good luck will find you.”

~ Alan Oppenheimer from The Never Ending Story

Horseshoe and shamrock with quote from the movie Cannonball Run II.

“Here is to good luck. May it all be mine.”

~ Jamie Farr from the movie Cannonball Run II

Pot of gold, money and shamrock with good luck quote from the movie The Replacement Killers.

“Do not confuse luck with skill.”

~ Kenneth Tsang from The Replacement Killers

Beer Mug and shamrock with good luck quote from Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home.

“May fortune favor the foolish.”

~ William Shatner from Star Trek IV The Voyage Home

More good luck quotes from movies and TV

Can’t get enough of good luck quotes from movies and TV? Well you’re in luck, I’ve got plenty more to share with you.Shamrock and ladybug with horseshoe and move reel.

Here are a few more of your favorite movies with famous quotes about luck.

  • “Melvin, do you know where you’re lucky? You know who you want.” ~ Greg Kinnear from As Good as it Gets.
  • “People get things they don’t deserve all the time.” ~Johnny Galecki from The Big Bang Theory
  • “You know what they say brother – luck is where opportunity meets preparation.” ~ Eddie Murphy from Dolomite is My Name
  • “Luck don’t live out here.” ~ Jeremy Renner from Wind River
  • “A jackrabbit in a den of wolves – fortunate to be alive.” ~ Michael Fassbender from Lethal Weapon
  • “Money makes your life easier. If you’re lucky to have it, you’re lucky.” ~ Robert DeNiro from Money and Actors
  • “Everybody has bad luck with me.” ~ Humphrey Bogart from Across the Pacific

Pin these luck quotes and sayings for later

Would you like a reminder of these St. Patrick’s Day luck quotes on a shamrock image? Just pin this image to one of your motivation boards on Pinterest.Shamrocks with white veins and words 20 good luck quotes for St. Patrick's day

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A note on these good luck quotes

Making graphics such as these best of luck quotes take me quite a long time to do. If you share them on social media (and thank you for that!) please link to this page, rather than uploading the image yourself.

What is your favorite image that comes to mind when you think of luck? I’d love to hear your story in the comments below.

Admin note: this post good luck wishes first appeared on the blog in February of 2020. I have updated the post to add more quotes, a printable quote coloring sheet and a video for you to enjoy.

Are you a fan of adult coloring? This shamrock quote coloring sheet might e right up your alley!

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Shamrock Coloring Sheet

Shamrock Coloring Sheet

Are you a fan of adult coloring sheets? Print out this shamrock image and color to your heart's content.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Photo paper or heavy card stock
  • Coloring pens or pencils

Tools

  • Deskjet printer

Instructions

  1. Load your computer printer with photo paper or heavy cardstock.
  2. Print the image below and color.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

This image prints to about 3/4 size sheet of paper. If your printer has the settings, choose full page to get the largest size of image possible.Shamrock colloring sheet

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