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Chance Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Chance are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this world of chance and change and mutability,
the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
- Vinoba Bhave

I do interviews because it's a chance to be myself.
I sometimes wonder what I could have to say that would be of any interest.
I don't have any great wisdom.
- Parker Stevenson

Life is for the living.
I was a little scared before surgery 'cause of the
release you sign that says there's always a very small
percent chance that you'll die during the operation.
- Billy West

No man ever wetted clay and then left it,
as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch

Unless the great majority of Americans not only have,
but believe they have, a fair chance,
the better American future will be dangerously compromised.
- Herbert Croly

Golf is a matter of confidence.
If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will.
- Henry Cotton

Everybody should have an equal chance -
but they shouldn't have a flying start.
- Harold Wilson

If your parents didn't have any children,
there's a good chance that you won't have any.
- Clarence Day

John was great to work with, and a lot of fun.
I wish I'd had the chance to make more music with him,
of course, and to get to know him better.
- Tony Levin

I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps,
although if I had a second chance myself,
I would certainly try to repeat my present career.
- Richard Ernst

I'm not saying I'm something special.
I might play a little better tennis than other people,
but it is because I was given the chance,
and not many people are.
- Martina Hingis

If you get a chance to be in a film,
that's great.
One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley's album,
Building the Perfect Beast.
- Glenn Frey

I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again.
Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time,
I didn't have a chance to be with him very often.
- Nancy Sinatra

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
- Laura Schlessinger

It takes one person to give you a big chance.
- Patricia Velasquez

The Dodo never had a chance.
He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose
of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.
- Will Cuppy

There was no difference between the behavior of a god
and the operations of pure chance.
- Thomas Pynchon

Work for something because it is good,
not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
- Vaclav Havel

The censorship is such on television in the U.S.
that films like mine don't stand a chance.
- John Pilger

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise
when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West

It is with children that we have the best chance of
studying the development of logical knowledge,
mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge,
and so forth.
- Jean Piaget

Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work,
so too are chance, accident, and rawness.
- Martin Puryear

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

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by
chance for an uncertain time,
and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Increasingly, staying in the middle class -
let alone aspiring to become middle class -
is becoming a game of chance.
- Arianna Huffington

This is a chance for me to listen and learn.
There's no more important and rewarding part of my job.
- Bill Delahunt

Black Rock gives us all a chance to heal,
to become ourselves.
- Larry Harvey

Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them;
no art can keep or acquire them.
- Blaise Pascal

If I had had a chance to tour with Van Halen before the record,
I think it would have been a different record.
- Gary Cherone

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I just basically took a chance because it looked like fun and I wanted the .
- Rob Mariano


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