Chance Quotes

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


Trouble is part of your life, if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. - Dinah Shore


Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance. - Calvin Coolidge


It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. - Robert H. Schuller


The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity. - Mark Twain


I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. - Gore Vidal


For chance fights ever on the side of the prudent. - Euripides


When you are in any contest you should work as if there were, to the very last minute, a chance to lose it. - Dwight David Eisenhower


Valour is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. - Tacitus


Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.-Sydney Smith


Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!-Doris Lessing


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


Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.-Jack Dempsey


You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.-Terence


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


Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice.-Wislawa Szymborska


If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.-Arsene Wenger


In racing, we have a better chance of it happening quicker because we have attracted good people to come to work for us. It's the beginning of a great adventure, and we're looking forward to it.-Roger Staubach


Events are not a matter of chance.-Gamal Abdel Nasser


It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.-Margaret Fuller


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


I don't think we've got much of a chance to tell you the truth. But our main problem is our audience skews a little older than most shows, and I don't think our people can stay up that late. I certainly can't.-Dick Van Dyke


We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.-Gladys Knight


Everybody deserves a second chance in this world. That's basically all I ask.-Shannen Doherty


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


With two small children, I haven't had a wash since 2001 so the chance to go shopping is way down the list. It is something I do intend to get.-Jo Brand


Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.-King Edward VIII


Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people and it was more easy for me to find the first bike, so I have a good chance for sure.-Valentino Rossi


All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life.-Joe Baca


The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.-Mary McLeod Bethune


Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.-Hugh Laurie


I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute.-Bruce Babbitt


This isn't just about today, this about generations to come. And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation President since Theodore Roosevelt, and I think he's done it.-Bruce Babbitt


There's only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn't give you a chance there is nothing you can do.-Charlize Theron


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 love the art of acting, and I love film, because you always have anther chance if you want it. You know, if we - if this isn't going well, you can't say - well, you could say - let's stop. Let's start over again, Gene, because you were too nervous.-Gene Wilder


You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.-Patrick Swayze


I guess there are very few actors that I've worked with that I would like to work with again. You never think you'll have that chance and, if we didn't do Italian Job together, there wouldn't be another one that could be right.-Charlize Theron


No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so.-Xenophanes


As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it.-Leo Durocher


Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?-Jimmy Johnson


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


In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.-William Ernest Henley


I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.-Wanda Sykes


There's no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance.-Kate Smith


We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.-Tony Curtis


I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds.-Alan Shepard


I think that realistically we can shoot for the title this year. If we stay healthy and be persistent throughout the season, I think we have good chance to go all the way.-Jason Kidd


Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.-Luis Bunuel


I think maybe chance works better in a situation like music because music exists over a period of time, and you don't maintain constantly the you can't refer back from one area to another area.-Robert Rauschenberg


That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.-Paul Valery


I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.-Alexander Fleming


I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one's best physical features.-Vivienne Westwood


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


Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.-Paul Simon


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


If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.-Isaac Bashevis Singer


If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.-Isaac Bashevis Singer

Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.-George Steinbrenner


What I loved about playing the corpse is that obviously somebody else got to do the physical part. It appeals to the part of me that likes playing character parts and getting the chance to get away from my own physicality.-Helena Bonham Carter


I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent.-Simon Cowell


It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance.-Shania Twain


One chance is all you need.-Jesse Owens


He had a way with him. Before you had a chance to say no, he was there and done. That only happened to me once before, with a duke, who literally swept me off my feet, and before I knew what was happening, we'd done it. Another terrible mistake.-Christine Keeler


I was dying but suddenly had a second chance at living.-Shelley Fabares


To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.-Ibrahim Babangida


From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes, and I mean to make the best of my chance.-Christopher Morley


The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.-Roger Babson


Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience.-Jonas Salk

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