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Chance Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Chance.

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action.
A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
- Neale Donald Walsch

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
- Phyllis Diller

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

He who trusts all things to chance,
makes a lottery of his life
- Proverb

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
- Oprah Winfrey

I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe.
All is system and gradation.
Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

The people are the foundation of the nation.
Our only chance for a lasting peace on earth:
the release of the strength of the common man.
- Jimmy Yen

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
- Albert Camus

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
- Spike Milligan

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

The history of free men is never really written by chance
but by choice; their choice!
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

When your parent is a public idol, you never really
have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
- Lorna Luft

Some people are very lucky, and have the story in their heads.
I've never storyboarded anything.
I like the idea of chance.
What makes God laugh is people who make plans.
- Nicolas Roeg

How often things occur by mere chance which we dared not even hope for.
- Terence

Psycho 11 and III say, in effect, there's no way to
survive with a psychological problem.
If you've got it, the law can keep you locked up because
there's no chance for cure.
- Joseph Stefano

I don't really get a chance to watch much television.
- Will Estes

If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it,
and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me,
you haven't a chance.
- William Gilbert

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster,
can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

A consistent soul believes in destiny,
a capricious one in chance.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
- Laurence J. Peter

If you give me the chance, I'll destroy America for you.
- Johnny Rotten

One chance is all you need.
- Jesse Owens

You never know what can happen.
I feel like I have a pretty good chance,
but you never know.
- Carly Patterson

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront
a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do,
ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
- Adam Arkin

My job is to give everyone a chance to catch their
breath and step back from all this and get back to work.
- Bob Schieffer

Revie said there was nothing between me and Ray yet
he never gave me a chance to show what I could do.
- Peter Shilton

All I demand for the black man is, that the white people
shall take their heels off his neck,
and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts.
- William Wells Brown

The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools.
What chance do I have to integrate audiences?
- Nat King Cole

Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.
- Honore de Balzac

My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John
Denver in the mouth while I has the chance.
- Denis Leary

I finally got a chance to talk to my daughter from my previous marriage.
I just got married May 3 to my beautiful wife,
but we don't see each other much.
- Peter Criss

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
- Fran Lebowitz

Usually when I'm out doing stuff, I'm just out in the wild,
doing the wild thing.
I don't really get a chance to just chill out until I come here,
in my creative space.
- Bootsy Collins

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly,
cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something,
you've got to go all the way.'
- Michael N. Castle

The downside of videos is that it will put my vision
in front of other people,
so they might not get the chance to create their own.
- Carole King

I'd love to be a saxophonist.
I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music.
I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.
- Richard Price

Governments must give to all those who have hit life's
hurdles the chance to rebuild and have a future.
- Pauline Hanson

The great thing about suicide is that it's not one
of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance.
I mean, you can always do it later.
- Harvey Fierstein

But when I really look back on my life,
being really honest about it and now that I've got
the chance to travel the world,
seeing how a lot of little kids grow up -
my life wasn't so bad.
- Coolio

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter,
there is always the chance that you may find comfort
and the promise of something good.
- Bob Greene

Chance favors the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur


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