One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love, you know,
And God put another one in for luck —
If you search you will find where they grow.
~Ella Higginson (1861–1940), “Four-Leaf Clover”
Never iron a four-leaf clover because you don’t want to press your luck. ~Author unknown
Ilse and I hunted all over the old orchard
O little four-leaf clover
With leaves of emerald hue,
I’d roam the wide fields over
To get a glimpse of you.
More sought than any flower
That grows in field or dell,
Luck upon thy leaves has power,
Fate has bound thee with a spell.
~Mary D. McIntosh (b. 1867), “The Four-Leaf Clover”
A good friend is like a four-leaf clover — hard to find and lucky to have. ~Author unknown
Oh, four-leaf clover, ha! ha! ha!
I’ve hunted near, I’ve hunted far,
And now I’ve found you, tell me true
What luck will come to me thro’ you?
~Mary D. Brine, “The Four Leaf Clover Song,” 1884
Four-Leaf Clover & Luck Quotations
Original post date: 2018 Feb 21
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