We have collected the best Chance Quotes by famous authors including Ed Reed, Gever Tulley, Soha Ali Khan, Herodotus, Stephen Leacock and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Those inner-cities, they’re not giving kids a chance. They’re not giving the teachers a chance to really help those kids. They’re making it real tough. You’re either gonna help or you’re hurting your own country.
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.
The family you are born into is by chance and I am fortunate to be born into this family and be connected to some really cool people.
Soha Ali Khan
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
Richard M. Nixon
The declaration of love marks the transition from chance to destiny, and that’s why it is so perilous and so burdened with a kind of horrifying stage fright.
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
If I have time and the chance to travel in the Philippines, I would like to go to an island which is not popular to have a good vacation – you know, just chilling out.
My philosophy is, if I can provide a solution that the end user truly enjoys, then I think I have a chance.
I grew up originally in Rochester. It was where I was born and a very tough neighbourhood with a lot of violence. I consider myself lucky. When I was aged 11, in 1998, Dad moved us to a suburban area from what was a ghetto area. It gave me a chance of survival.
When you come to Denmark, you have the chance to live in a free, peaceful country with access to free education, free medical aid and the opportunity to work. To benefit from that requires responsibility. If you don’t assume that responsibility, it is a breach in trust.
The power of women in the politics is a soft power. It is a positive change that our country and other countries in the region… are making by giving a chance to women.
I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.
I call on people to be ‘obsessed citizens,’ forever questioning and asking for accountability. That’s the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Hunter S. Thompson
Whether it’s eight o’clock in the morning or eight o’clock at night, I always try to greet others before they have a chance to speak to me.
Once I got that chance to play, I never wanted to look back. And that’s what I did.
As a self-proclaimed doctor of love, I know a couple things to be true: One, when you get a chance to kiss a beautiful woman, you take it. Secondly, there’s no crying in baseball or on video shoots.
I think ultimately the goal is to try to bring a Super Bowl to New Orleans and that’s the reason I signed that deal, because I have a great chance at winning another Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.
Everyone deserves a second chance. That’s just the way I am.
I’m just really thankful to have the chance to portray a character you don’t see every day.
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.
It’s fun playing villains. It’s people who are not held by any moral constraints – or any constraints, for that matter. It’s a chance to be completely off the leash and do things that you never could in real life.
Cell phones tend to bring us more inside of our lives whereas movies offer a chance to escape, so there are two competing forces.
If you give me the chance, I’ll destroy America for you.
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.
The circle of the return to birth can only remain open, but this is a chance, a sign of life, and a wound.
I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one’s temper and disturb one’s quiet.
As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year’s Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men’s hockey team a chance against the world powers.
It’s so different when you get a second chance to come back out and do your thing – you’re more humble, you appreciate it more, you know what not to do this second time around.
When I got to Oak Hill, I got a chance to learn. I learned a lot about myself, basketball and about school. If would have stayed in Texas, I probably wouldn’t have graduated.
Given a fair shot, given a fair chance, Americans have never, ever, ever, ever let their country down. Never. Never. Ordinary people like us. Who do extraordinary things.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
John Paul Jones
In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. She must be more steady, or more trustworthy, or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the same chance of employment.
Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice.
If the sun comes up, I have a chance.
Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Orison Swett Marden
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
If you know you can do it – if you can already chart every day in your future – then why bother? Choose to do something you have more trouble imagining. Take a chance.
If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.
Tennis is best of three sets, so even if I lose the first set, I still have a chance.
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
The combination of old and new is what every wrestling organization should be like. That way, you have a chance to match up the legends in dream main events.
My favorite hobby is writing and recording songs at my studio. I like to surf, but I don’t get a chance to do that as much as I’d like. I don’t live close to the beach. I also like to ski, but I don’t get to do that much, either.
I jumped at the chance to be a part of Stroke Recovery Canada. I want to help March of Dimes Canada in its efforts to support stroke recovery and improve the quality of life of all Canadian stroke survivors.
Leaving the European Union really does give us a chance as a country to become more outward-looking, to become more competitive, and to deepen our links with our partners right across the world.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Mary Tyler Moore
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.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you.
Having the chance to win a gold medal doesn’t come around very often.
After we were hit on September 11, 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Less than six weeks later, on October 26 2001, the U.S.A. Patriot Act was passed by a Congress that had little chance to debate it; many said that they scarcely had time to read it.
If you call yourself a leader, then you have to be decisive. If you’re decisive, then you have the chance to be a leader. These are two sides to the same coin.
I believe you only have one chance on this earth, and I’m just trying to live my life and do what makes me happy.
I love singing our Christmas songs every chance we get. It’s really cute.
I think the key to poker is being steady and giving yourself a chance to win every tournament.
There’s only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn’t give you a chance there is nothing you can do.
I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything, but dying is really the only chance we’ll get to rest.
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
I’ve told myself I have a chance to make history, and that’s my focus.
If you want to be successful, you need consistency and if you don’t have it, you’ve got no chance.
At the end of the day, the only way that I was able to thrive was by people giving me a chance, not being close-minded.
My first love is football. When I get the chance, I play football for fitness.
Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.
We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome.
Thich Nhat Hanh
From what I’ve seen of Darren Till, he’s very durable. He likes to throw that left hand so he has a chance to knock people out.
My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we’ve had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff.
If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
Vinod Khosla is best known for shunning convention and taking massive risks on companies he calls ‘black swans’ -companies with a near-complete chance of failure. But, if they succeed, the world will be forever changed.
If you are worried about what people think of you, you should go into politics. Real actors take chances.
I’ve become more and more aware of the promise and struggle to teach the global mind nowadays because I use every chance I get to ask faculty and administrators of management education programs why we don’t offer at least one course – not even required, just an elective – on the world’s religions.
You might not trust me. Please give me a chance and time. I will prove myself for all of you.
Sooner or later, you will see a China-based company that really has a global impact, and I think Baidu has a chance to become one of those companies. We should be able to compete on a global basis.
The world is like a reverse casino. In a casino, if you gamble long enough, you’re certainly going to lose. But in the real world, where the only thing you’re gambling is, say, your time or your embarrassment, then the more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you.
It is a medical fact that children can have a better chance in life with better looks, better health and more vigor if the teeth, nose, throat and mouth are taken proper care of at the crucial time of childhood.
The vice president had a bargaining asset, however, that no ordinary person has: He was next in line to the presidency. I saw no chance that he would resign first, then take his chances on trial, conviction, and jail.
Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.
Loveleen Tandon, the casting director of ‘Brick Lane,’ understood my capacity and suggested my name to director Sarah Gavron. The film has such universal appeal that given a chance I would like to remake it in Hindi.
With physical prep work, you know if you go to the gym, you will get size. There’s no chance it won’t happen. The emotional prep work is a variable. You could step onto the set one day and have a disconnect with your thoughts and feelings and have a rough day acting because you can’t quite tap into what you need.
With the right help, children have a good chance of overcoming their issues while they are still young and can have the bright future they deserve.
I’ve got a chance to host a show called ‘Redneck Island’ on CMT. I love doing that show.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
I just have to take my chances like any other composer.
Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.
You might get run over; you might get hit by lightning. I mean, who knows? Each day, there is a chance you might die. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Every living being on Earth is facing that same existential rift.
Halfway through the decade, we realized that we had a great team and that we could do great things, and that we could probably have something here that we believed we had a chance to reach greatness.
Weather forecast for Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt: cloudy with a chance of ammonia.
If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won’t need a third.
I signed schoolboy forms for Watford when I was 12, but then my parents got divorced, and I never kicked a ball for three years. I rebelled, I left home, but getting back into football sorted me out. It was the second chance I needed.
Every hundred year, mother make baby like Iron Sheik, Michael Jordan and the Jesus. Only one chance to prove you are the real in a lifetime.
The Iron Sheik
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
As long as the people don’t fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn’t stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful… but so frightening.
I think it’s no secret that I’ve tried to take chances in my career and also in my life, and I believe to not live in fear.
You surprise yourself on some balls off the bat. You don’t think you have a chance to catch it. And then your natural ability just takes over.
When I won the Golden Gloves in 1960, that made me realize I had a chance. And when I won at the Olympics, that sealed it: I was the champ.
I love taking chances.
I always start my New Year at church with my family. I see it as a fresh beginning – like a new chance we get to renew our lives, perhaps? Starting it by praying gives me a lot of hope for the future.
It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.
People asked if I could have played the Terminator. Are you kidding? Not a chance, I never could have played the Terminator.
The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
You just gotta use the sunset as a reset button and start over in the morning with every chance you get to open your eyes.
Sometimes in life, you’re not always given a second chance, but if you do, take advantage of it, and go out with a bang!
We should recognize that on the day that we are born, our glass is half full. In America your chance to fill your glass the rest of the way up is greater than it is anyplace else on this planet.
Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.
Ultimately, at the end of the day, taking a chance on ‘Power’ is taking a chance on me.
Courtney A. Kemp
I don’t think about losing or worry about losing. I’m not afraid to let it go and I don’t care if you beat me. If you do, that means you were the better man, but only elite fighters can beat me. There can’t be shame in losing because you are up against great competition and there’s always that chance.
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
I eat at In-N-Out Burger every chance I get.
I always say that polo, for you to pursue a career, mainly any sport, you have to be born in the right place. If you’re born in Hawaii, you surf. If you’re born in Austria, you probably will ski. If you’re born in Argentina, you most likely ride horses and have a chance to play polo.
I had my chance in the World Cup Final and, wow, it was the opportunity I needed to show the whole world what I was capable of.
I am the type of person who relishes the chance to stand up and perform under pressure; I have had to do that my whole career.
Hold puppies, kittens, and babies anytime you get the chance.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The more completely we focus our attention on our Creator and Lord, the less chance there is of our being distracted by creatures.
Medicine will be personalized and preventive: Your genome might predict that you have an 80 percent chance of breast cancer by the time you are 50, but if you take a preventive drug starting when you are 40, the chance will drop to 2 percent.
It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is no difference between saving lives and extending lives, because in both cases we are giving people the chance of more life.
Aubrey de Grey
Given a chance, I would love to romance Tabu. I wouldn’t mind doing a film with Manisha Koirala, either. Or Madhuri Dixit.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Knowledge doesn’t really form part of human nature. Conflict, combat, the outcome of the combat, and, consequently, risk and chance are what gives rise to knowledge. Knowledge is not instinctive; it is counter instinctive, just as it is not natural but counter natural.
If people want to take the chance to watch, to see what I bring and try to use it to better themselves, yeah, OK. But I’m not one of these guys who’s going to try to be a role model and be an angel because I want to get a Nike sponsorship.
Tennis is a funny game, and it takes a life-time of keeping one’s eyes open on the circuit to have any chance of understanding the strange phenomena that exist in our exciting sport!
There was no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance.
I think one of the coolest things you can do is disappear for a while, because it gives you the chance to re-emerge. To sort of pounce out of the jungle.
I am a sleepy fellow. I will take a nice long nap the first chance I get.
I’d start a business again in a heartbeat. Indeed, I hope that one day I may get the chance to do so when my mission here in Washington, D.C. is complete.
Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I never had the chance to consider what or how I wanted to be.
And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.
I realized that a lot of the things I had been telling myself about not being good enough just weren’t true, and ‘Queen of Denmark’ gave me the chance to prove to myself that I could do something real.
I’ve been around watch factories and had the chance to visit some factories.
There’s a short chain between field and fork, and the shorter that chain is – the fresher, the more transparent that system is – the less chance there is of anything from bio-terrorism to pathogenicity to spoilage.
If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.
Richard M. DeVos
All good ideas arrive by chance.
You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle-class life.
When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
Michel de Montaigne
I do believe in humanism, and I believe that we should treat each other with respect and care and look after each other. All human beings should have an equal chance to survive in society, and inequality is a big problem in society.
A film like ‘Good Night And Good Luck,’ you make that for $7 million because you know it’s a black-and-white film, and it’s not an easy sell. If you make it for $7 million, then everybody can have a chance to make a little bit of money, and you get to make the film you want to make.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
I always rewrite each day up to the point where I stopped. When it is all finished, naturally you go over it. You get another chance to correct and rewrite when someone else types it, and you see it clean in type. The last chance is in the proofs. You’re grateful for these different chances.
The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.
I don’t get that much of a chance to cook at home, but when I do, I really enjoy it.
Luck, that’s when preparation and opportunity meet.
Absolutely, I think every day is a new day, every day is a new opportunity, and every day is a new chance.
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
I love playing baseball, and I always promised myself, if I had the chance, that I would work as hard as I could to be the best player I could possibly be.
I love reality TV shows like ‘Big Brother’ where it’s smart game to vote off the strong competitors, especially early on to give the other people a fighting chance. From a game stance, it’s totally acceptable.
I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it’s really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb.
Give yourself a chance to see how much better life will get. And it will get better.
I don’t care what other people think as long as I am happy. The day I die or retire, I have blown all my chances because I don’t have the chance any more to change my image as an F1 driver.
If I get a chance to dress up, I really go for it.
When you win an election, what you really win is a chance to go to work for working families who need a voice in Minnesota.
I’m actually an evangelical atheist, but there is something I recognise about religion: that it gives people a chance to surrender.
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
Facebook’s the real deal. Nobody can buy Facebook now. Everybody has taken an angle at it. But Facebook may be the place that organizes everybody’s personal information. It’s got a very good chance of being that.
If you think that people can change… and, if they’ve grown and they’ve expressed contrition or regret, that they should be given a chance, then you should vote for me.
Taking risks gives me energy.
When someone saves your life and gives you life, there’s gratitude, humility; there’s a time you’ve been so blessed you realize you’ve been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn’t deserve.
I think the chance of finding beauty is higher if you don’t work on it directly. Beauty in architecture is driven by practicality. This is what you learn from studying the old townscapes of the Swiss farmers.
I have my website, The Ruckus, which is an Internet site, similar to the Funny or Die format, where people post funny videos. I get a chance to rate their videos; they get a chance to blog and kick it with me.
J. B. Smoove
I want my kids to grow up and enjoy their childhood and be carefree. I never really got a chance to be a kid.
All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished.
As soon as I get the chance, I’ll be back spouting nonsense on the microphone.
I’m going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I’ve learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.
J. R. Martinez
People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don’t give us a chance to tell them anything about one of the theories that we know pretty well. They always want to know things that we don’t know.
Richard P. Feynman
My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it. I was a little nervous. I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy’s movie is wack, but they loved it.
War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
I think more tolerance, more people having more access to a chance to be literate, and a chance to stay healthy makes for a more peaceful planet.
I was really proud of the response to the first series of ‘Blood.’ Right from the get-go I knew it was a really good yarn and that it would have a chance if we got it right.
When God gives you a second chance, it’s not something you take for granted.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
When I have a chance to go back to my village, I always remind myself where I came from.
Give metal a chance!
You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
A trap in dealing with difficult people is getting wrapped up in their personality. When we can stay objective and remove ourselves from other people’s roller-coaster psychology, we have a much better chance of moving through the situation positively.
The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I’m taking more chances; I’m bold and proud.
Fortunately for me, I discovered Ring of Honor. And I saw guys who were much smaller in stature but were putting on these amazing matches that I had never seen in WWE before. So I thought, at the very least, I’d love the chance to be able to wrestle in a company like that someday.
Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.
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
If I have the chance, I would like to write an emotional, sad ballad.
There’s not going to be a ‘Rescue Me’ movie. Not a chance.
I think I’ve got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldn’t read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with.
I knew I’d been given another chance, another life in Australia by my parents, so I didn’t want to hurt them.
I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes. If you aren’t making some mistakes, you aren’t taking enough chances.
When I was younger, I would go to auditions to have the opportunity to audition, which would mean another chance to get up there and try out my stuff, or try out what I learned and see how it worked with an audience, because where are you gonna get an audience?
The only way I could get comfortable around people was to make them laugh. I was an obedient girl, and humor was my one form of rebellion. I used comedy to deflect. Like, ‘Hey, check out my zit!’ – you know, making fun of yourself before someone else has a chance to.
I feel bad for young actors who become huge stars too quickly, because you haven’t had a chance to practice your craft a lot.
There are few things as powerful as the joy of someone who got a second chance and found their purpose.
Virginia State University gave me a chance to get out of my neighborhood and it showed me a different light for who I was in society.
Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.
I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life.
I don’t think I’m going to become Brad Pitt overnight, but I presume if walk down Oxford Street, there is a chance someone might clock me.
It’s luck that one thing works out and one doesn’t, it’s sort of happenstance.
Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills.
When I’m ready to fight, my opponent has a better chance of surviving a forest fire wearing gasoline drawers.
I had a unique privilege to have a good start in life and a chance to develop my talents.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Don’t ever try and be like anybody else and don’t be afraid to take risks.
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
It’s really hard to get a chance in Barbados.
Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head – big darkness, soon come – but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the annual NCAA basketball Tournament is one of them.
Hunter S. Thompson
The only safe thing is to take a chance.
I had a chance to get used to the lights and the camera without all that pressure to… emote.
At some point in your life, if you’re lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve.
Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.
The star-jump technique – that is a big part of being a handball goalkeeper, and I brought that move into football. It is a very effective way of saving a chance.
My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
Empathy is a skill like any other human skill – and if you get a chance to practice, you can get better at it.
So far we have not convinced the Chinese authorities. My own brother was refused a visa on what was probably my last chance of seeing him when he was going around the world on a tour. Scott Nearing was similarly refused.
Anna Louise Strong
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
‘School Daze’ was one of the highlights of my life because it was the first chance I had to act on screen. I would have been happy if that had been it, because I proved that I could do it.
Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
James A. Garfield
If I go into a restaurant there’s a very good chance that I’m going to spend my time being the mayor. If I want to have a good time, I’m happier having dinner here.
If you put a woman in prison for four years when she’s young and make her pay her time in a horrible place and she wants to come out and work, and become a mother and be a contributor to society and pay taxes and you never give her that chance. There is something un-Canadian about that.
Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.
I got a chance to listen to and watch Thelonious Monk and his quartet play two shows a night, for six weeks. It was a great education. There was my university, man.
Practice every time you get a chance.
If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any.
In the playoffs, it’s win or go home. You might not have a chance to look back at a game and say, ‘Man, we didn’t box out here.’
To have the chance to see your music be elevated and to have almost universally positive response to that music, makes me feel better every day. I feel more confident and inspired, and that’s fun.
Billie Jean King is one of the all-time tennis greats; she’s one of the superstars. She’s ready for the big one, but she doesn’t stand a chance against me. Women’s tennis is so far beneath men’s tennis; that’s what makes the contest with a 55-year-old man the greatest contest of all time.
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.
I think we need more young people; we need to elect young people to government. We need to give them a chance, in the media, in politics, in democracy.
‘Yellow Moon’ was a poem. My wife at the time, Joel – she’s dead now – it was our 25th anniversary. She had the chance to go on a cruise with her sister. And I’m home with the kids and looking up, and I saw the big moon, and I just started writing.
Trajectories aren’t linear. Life’s just a roller coaster. If you’re getting a chance to do cool stuff, and it’s varied stuff, just enjoy it. I guess I’m a believer in the randomness of life rather than it being a linear trajectory or an arc, a consistent smooth arc, towards anything.
Sometimes you have to stop to think, regroup and regather yourself and realize how lucky you are to still be living and to still be breathing and still be able to even have a chance.
Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
‘Chance the Rapper’ is many things. I’m constantly evolving.
Chance The Rapper
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him.
Better that you should take the chance of trying something that is close to your heart, you think is what you want to write, and if they do not publish it, put it in your drawer. But maybe another day will come and you will find a place to put that.
Poker is a skill game pretending to be a chance game.
It’s only a risk if you think there’s a chance of failure.
I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.
There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there’d be something I’d miss that was funny in the future. If there’s a chance I’m going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that.
In using chance operations, the mind is enriched.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Henry David Thoreau
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
It is not like I have gone crazy, I just don’t want to take any chances. You never know what could happen.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I actually had the chance to meet Jay-Z once.
You have to be ready to pounce when a rare chance comes.
I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself.
E-books present the greatest opportunity readers have ever had to find each other. It’s a chance for stories written for paper to find new life and a chance for new stories to appear, freed from the constraints of paper publishing.
I’m an American songbook guy, though I’ve got eclectic tastes. I really love the American songbook. I’ve taken up the ukulele, and so you can play ‘Five Foot Two’ and Hawaiian music, but you can also do some of the great tunes, like ‘You Go to My Head,’ ‘I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,’ ‘Taking a Chance on Love.’
When we get a chance to take part in elections, I am ready to fight for leading positions, including in the presidential vote.
I always promised myself if I ever got the chance to do a ‘Flashdance’-type of movie, I would do my own dancing. I can say with pride that every single dance move in ‘Go For It!’ is my own dance move.
I have never planned my career. I chose those films with which I could relate myself. But if given a chance, I would love to do the kind of roles Meryl Streep has done.
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
I think there’s no higher calling in terms of a career than public service, which is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives and improve the world.
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
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.
A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it’s tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thinking of Plan B muddies up your chances of succeeding at Plan A.
Man, if I get a chance to speak on the microphone, I’ve got to say something somewhere in there. You know, I’m going to laugh and have fun, too, but something has to be said that has some substance, because this is a platform, and the power that we have with words and with this microphone is phenomenal.
Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance.
If there is a chance to do so, I want to work with Stephen Chow in a romantic comedy film.
Negotiation is often described as the art of letting the other side have your way. You have to give the other side a chance to put stuff on the table voluntarily.
Acting as a profession came to me by chance: in 1946, after the war, I was having lunch with my cousin, who was the Italian ambassador, and he asked, ‘What are you going to do now you’re out of uniform?’ I said, ‘I’m pretty inventive, and I can imitate people,’ and he said, ‘Have you thought about being an actor?’
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
It really does frustrate me when I watch MLS, and I see our best U-17 players – who, again, are so talented and so capable – being rostered… but then not being put on the field much to actually play. I watch that, and I just think about how I was given a chance… a real chance… and it changed my life.
I was a bowler – left arm, smash it down as fast as I could. I did a lot of work with Damian D’Oliveira, and I probably had a chance of doing that for a living. But when I reached 16, I knew I couldn’t carry on playing both football and cricket, and I was already in the Shrewsbury squad.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance.
When I read that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had disappeared – a state-of-the-art Boeing 777, said to be an incredibly safe way to travel – I waited patiently for the chance to learn what happened.
If you put a person in a training gym made out of entire gold, it doesn’t guarantee that this person will become a champion. But if you put a person in the basement, then there is a high chance that he will get out of this basement as a champion.
High-speed Internet access, or broadband, is giving entrepreneurs anywhere an unprecedented chance to disrupt entire industries and transform our country.
I grew up with not a lot of money and I definitely shopped at Goodwill. But even in my most unfortunate state, I was really blessed compared to a lot of the rest of the world. I had a really great chance to follow my dreams and have them actually come true.
A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance.
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
It’s good to have a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes in your lifetime. If you get the chance to skydive, go skydiving. If you’re offered a part in a weird Shakespeare play in San Diego, slap on some tights and rock out some iambic pentameter.
Neil Patrick Harris
There is no such thing as luck. It’s a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
You can take your Jake Roberts and your Hulk Hogans and your Ultimate Warriors and a lot of these guys that were big names back then, but they never did anything for me. They never helped me, they never thought of helping me, and when they had a chance to help me, they never did.
When you are just starting out with an online business, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making several mistakes. Because of the mistakes that can be made with starting an online business, many people decide to quit or think that online businesses are just a scam.
I’m proud to be part of the Dr. Pepper Scholarship Giveaway. It’s a great program that gives me the chance to brighten the day for some lucky college students with free tuition.
Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can’t win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success.
And when I was saying I want to become number one of the world and I was 7, 8 years old, most of the people were laughing to me. Because you know, it seemed like I have one percent chances to do that. And I’ve done it.
When I get moved to write a story, I don’t question the story. I dive right in, and I try to ignore the voices that are chattering away at me: ‘You can’t do that’, ‘You shouldn’t do that’. I just sort of leap and take a chance and go for it.
One of the things I believe in most strongly is the power of a second chance.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
I’m grateful for every chance I get to do something I love and have a passion for.
Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
The process of rehearsal means you learn so much and really get the chance to develop your work on a character.
It seemed to me that this might be a great pageant, which would give a chance for a very interesting picture.
Henry Ossawa Tanner
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
It’s easy to think that college classes are mainly about preparing you for a job. But remember: this may be the one time in your life when you have a chance to think about the whole of your life, not just your job.
Everybody deserves a second chance in this world. That’s basically all I ask.
No dictator can last forever. History shows that in the end, people around the dictator bring about change. Of course, a lot of high-ranking officials don’t want change because they want to keep power. But there are other good people who want change. I believe they are waiting for the chance.
The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
Peter De Vries
The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.
I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn’t mean I’m going to get a hit every game, but that’s one of the reasons I’ve come a long way as a hitter.
Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.
Margaret J. Wheatley
The upside of web-based journalism is that everybody gets a chance. The downside is that everybody gets a chance.
There’s a lot of potential that goes unused in places like South Central L.A., a lot of brilliant, smart people who just don’t have that chance to show it.
The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down.
Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start.
I still do believe in the power of the Internet for good. I believe it’s a net positive. I believe that it does connect people. It does give people a chance to be more of themselves. It does allow for content to be created for audiences that were being completely ignored and neglected.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Not to be too preachy, but I would really recommend to people, if you get the chance, to trust yourselves to leap without a net, because that will build the confidence. You know, you might shock yourself with how much you don’t need a net because you can catch yourself.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
I recommend anybody go to a bookstore, go down the self-help or new-age section, and just walk those aisles. See what book jumps out at you; there’s a good chance it’s a book you need in your life. That’s basically how I find the books that I read.
I will be dictated to by nobody. I’m the man. And if anyone can prove me wrong, their chance is inside a boxing ring. You don’t like it, change the station.
I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Standing on the apex of our planet is humbling. I’m starved of oxygen, depleted of reserves, unable to eat, and bound by anxiety. This is a dangerous place. Yet the symbolism of standing on top of the world gives me a chance to experience time on a cosmic scale.
You got to make the most of your second life. I was born Nayvadius, but now I’m Future. Should I dwell on what Nayvadius was supposed to be? I get a chance to experience life as something else. I wasn’t supposed to be like this.
You never know in TV – sometimes you’re on at the wrong time at the wrong place. Sometimes you don’t get a chance to catch on.
When in doubt, wear a suit. Look at male politicians: you see them in a suit, and they look fine. But if you see a picture of them on the weekend or on vacation, there’s a good chance they look terrible and unstylish.
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.
What’s amazing with ‘The X Factor’ is that it gives people a chance who wouldn’t normally have one. I couldn’t go on it, because it would be, like, me being lazy, because I’ve definitely had my opportunities.
I think Ada in ‘The Piano’ is the most interior character I’ve ever had the chance to play, either on the stage or in anything I’ve done for film or TV.
Black Rock gives us all a chance to heal, to become ourselves.
But I believe I should have the chance to show how good I am at Arsenal.
I haven’t done a great deal of it but this was a chance to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so, but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me.
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.
I enjoy any chance to get in front of a microphone in a role. I’ll do it.
I would say that ‘Shake It Up’ was a chance for me to do two things I really love: acting and dancing.
Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.
Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.
When it comes to luck, you make your own.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned… a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
I prefer to be alive, so I’m cautious about taking risks.
The chance to be both artistically appreciated and commercially appreciated… That’s what you hope for.
If I got a chance to play with another great player, I want to do that. I mean, the objective is to win.
An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Cross-cultural marriage is difficult, especially when one person has to live in another country. But I thought there was a very good chance of it working because people grow together if they have a common passion.
A poem gives me a chance to have an encounter with a feeling, with an experience, with a wish, with an idea.
Tracy K. Smith
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power.
Rutherford B. Hayes
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
Time is a finite resource that you can’t get back. I have the same 24 hours you have, and you get the same 24 hours as me. As you rise, so does you chance for opportunity.
We can all agree that social media is an amazing platform where we can interact with and meet people and that we probably would have never had the chance to otherwise, right? However, it also has sadly become a place where some people go to share negative thoughts and comments.
This business is always changing. If you’re going to be a leader, you’ve got to take chances.
This pandemic has provided an opportunity to reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems, that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
I’m obsessed with politics, and I talk about it any chance I can get. I have strong opinions about how the world should be run.
According to a new survey, 40 percent of adults in Mexico say they would move to the United States if they got a chance. The number would have been higher, but the other 60 percent already live here.
Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.
In Europe, you are taught to keep the ball out of the net any way possible. That’s why Germany and Spain have the best goalkeepers in the world. They give young goalkeepers a chance and accept they are going to make mistakes. Long term, that will reap huge rewards.
Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right.
Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest.
Howard Graham Buffett
Random chance plays a huge part in everybody’s life.
Good luck is a residue of preparation.
It’s not like I’m looking for a blonde or a brunette, light-skinned or dark-skinned. I feel like I give any girl a fighting chance.
When you wake up every day, it’s like a new birthday: it’s a new chance to be great again and make great decisions.
The chance to profit from corruption is why many authoritarian leaders seize and cling to power.
The one thing I do believe is, if you make the songs about the human aspects of things, you’ve got a much better chance of having the music transcend the times. If you make them very political and very topical, it’s going to date very quickly.
I had a chance to win $2 million, a week after high school graduation, and if I turned pro, the sponsor was going to financially support me.
The lunacy continues and has every chance of becoming a way of life unless we stop it soon. Men are getting so used to wars that the psychiatric wing of the RAMC are planning how to break the news to the men when the war is over.
The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable.
The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
When you have good baseball players, you have a chance to win. And when you don’t, you don’t.
If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.
If everybody is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.
I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I’m online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD.
When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars – that’s heaven here on earth.
I do think taking the 20s to take the most chances you can is important, because you’re not going to hurt anyone else during that time. And if you do have a partner, you need a couple years to rehearse that relationship.
It’s no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment.
As somebody who makes his living in the movie business and wants to contribute to it, I think that the best chance I have of doing that is just consistently working with great directors.
I think every part of your game, on this golf course, needs to be good. You’ve got to hit every club in the bag. You need to drive it well, hit your irons well, and always, if you want to have a chance to win a Major, then you’ve got to putt it well.
In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
There is always some chance of recession in any year. But the evidence suggests that expansions don’t die of old age.
We need to make sure that there’s art in the school. Why? Why should art be in the school? Because if art isn’t in a school, then a guy like Steve Jobs doesn’t get a chance to really express himself because in order for art to meet technology, you need art.
LL Cool J
Now that I’ve had a chance to play for a team where we won 30 or 35 games, you understand how special winning is.
B. J. Armstrong
Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.
I feel bad for my little cousins who don’t see themselves being represented, or the little girls in my community who won’t have a chance to see a Disney princess… who resembles them.
The former colonies, in Latin America in particular, have a better chance than ever before to overcome centuries of subjugation, violence and foreign intervention, which they have so far survived as dependencies with islands of luxury in a sea of misery.
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
I don’t go to a psychiatrist. I don’t go to a gym. I run away from my accountant, I run away from my dentist. They are all supposed to help you, but I like to stay in bed, where I have a chance to reflect, like Rossellini.
If you keep having to dip into the story’s past to explain the present, then there’s a good chance your real story’s in the past, and you’re just using the present as a vehicle to deliver us there.
Stephen Graham Jones
I was given a chance some time ago, and it changed my life forever. I want to be able to give the same chance to the next generation of artists. There’s a new wave coming, and we are going to be a part of it.
With ‘Stardust’, I hope what I was doing is giving 30-year-olds and 40-year-olds and 25-year-olds and 60-year-olds a chance to get the same sense of wonder, the same feeling, the same magic, that they got in reading the classic fairy tales as children.
I do have this belief that we all have a chance to be great, beautiful people based on how we are raised and our surroundings.
Shaming is powerful and useful. I’m living in New York, and my instinct is that, after the Black Lives Matter protests, which were organized on social media, the chance of there being another Eric Garner, choked to death in New York by an NYPD officer, has diminished.
I think that having a job in journalism, despite all of the changes, is still a fantastic way to be – make a living observing your society and having a chance to use your voice.
Luck always favours the brave. And you must remember that brave are the people who follow their heart; brave are the people who take chances in life. Which also means you have to say no sometimes. I believe the power of no is greater than yes.
Hateful words stand no chance against self-worth and a little of humor.
While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful.
H. G. Wells
I did criminal defense work part-time, and that paid the bills for representing abused and neglected children… and for defending in juvenile court those kids the ‘child protective system’ had missed when it had the chance.
Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.
A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it’s starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.
If I get lucky and I can choose, I would always choose a really good story and screenplay, even if I don’t know the director. If there’s a good screenplay, there’s a chance that something good is going to happen.
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
My mental strength was definitely a weakness back in the karting days, and I’ve worked hard on that to be as ready as possible for whenever I had the chance in F1.
For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination.
‘Kung Fu’ was never cancelled; I just left. I decided I had enough of it, and I thought I should do a movie right away, because I think when you leave a television series, it’s important that you establish the fact that you’re a movie actor really quickly, or you might never get that chance.
The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy
If you are living a life that feels right to you, if you’re willing to take creative chances or a creative path that feels like it’s mostly in keeping with your sensibilities, you know, aesthetic and artistic, then that’s what matters.
You know, my first nine years I only played for two teams, Chicago and New York. And the only reason I got traded from New York was the 2010 free agency period, when they had a chance to sign LeBron and D-Wade and that whole class, and I understood that. But from there it’s kind of been a roller coaster.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
The Special Olympics motto, ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,’ really speaks to me because it embodies exactly what I have pursued in my life. Really, that’s all any of us can hope for – a chance to be brave and to pursue a dream.
You only get one chance in this thing called life. I know that is a bit maudlin and obscure, but it’s a fact, and you can make a profound difference in people’s lives without having a title in front of your name.
Nothing happens quite by chance. It’s a question of accretion of information and experience.
Coffee has always been a significant part of my life. For me, it’s a chance to start my day and gather my thoughts – it’s fuel for my creative process.
A holiday is an opportunity to journey within. It is also a chance to chill, to relax. It is when I switch on my rest mode.
Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
When we first did ‘Big Night Out,’ there was no chance of someone doing a little show in a pub then being on telly. There was a little Oxbridge route in and an old-fashioned variety route.
Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk?
I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.
Ted Williams is one of the best hitters ever to play the game, and I didn’t get a chance to see him play, so all I could do was read books and look at pictures.
As an artist, you have to work really, really hard because you gotta make something that will allow people to even take the chance to even listen to it, you know?
I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.
The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box.
If you’re low-income in the United States, you have a higher chance of going to jail than you do of getting a four-year degree. And that doesn’t seem entirely fair.
One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television’s cocoon and interact directly with the American people.
As long as Didier Deschamps is coach, I have no chance of getting back into the France team.
You can’t just dream about what you want and leave things to chance. You have to get it yourself.
When the space shuttle’s engines cut off, and you’re finally in space, in orbit, weightless… I remember unstrapping from my seat, floating over to the window, and that’s when I got my first view of Earth. Just a spectacular view, and a chance to see our planet as a planet.
A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.
As leaders, I think we have to give people in many places a chance to have success, not continue to put those people down.
A Bar Mitzvah is the time in his life when a Jewish boy realizes he has a better chance of owning a team than playing for one.
Every business and every product has risks. You can’t get around it.
I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.
I knew I had a chance to teach the world something that would help more people be safe.
I’ve got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.
When you talk about the SEC, you never get a chance to rest.
Many of us in the jockeys’ room are wasting to ride many pounds below our natural weight, but all the while you are doing that, you also want to ensure that you are as strong as possible so that you can give your mount every possible chance in a race.
If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women.
Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.
By preventing pneumonia and other diseases, we are giving men, women and children the chance to live healthy productive lives and participate in the global economy. In doing so, we are not only enhancing their futures – we are enhancing our own.
But we also believe in taking risks, because that’s how you move things along.
I am not a player who stays on the edge of the box and waits for a chance.
I think a Moon base is not necessary to get to Mars, but I think it will be helpful. It would give you a chance to develop and mature some systems; long duration, deep space stuff; and you’re close enough to get some help, via radio from Earth.
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
Anytime we step out boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail. But the only way to get better is to try.
Christmas for me is all about spending time with my family. I cherish any chance we have to spend all day together making gingerbread houses, baking cookies, or sitting around and watching movies.
I look at Puff Daddy as somebody that gave me a chance to prove the whole world wrong. Cause when I used to think about rap, everybody would say, ‘Well, you talk too slow,’ or, ‘You rap too slow,’ when in reality, that was my uniqueness.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke
Look around at things that just aren’t getting done. Maybe there’s a project you could tackle. Maybe there’s an issue that always gets back-burnered for other priorities. Challenge yourself to take on those difficult assignments. They’re learning opportunities, and you have a chance to change something for the better.
When I received the call saying: ‘Bruno, you have the chance of moving to Manchester’ I called my wife, my brother, my sister, my mother and just started crying. But I was crying through happiness.
I know what I’m capable of and I had that chance to show that on the national team, but also, more importantly, the Summer League.
You never say never. There’s always a chance to do things in the future.
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
Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?
Jay White has a great chance to make his name off of me. But I’m not going to make that easy.
From my point of view, I always want to fight until the end of my last chance.
You pity the fool because you don’t want to beat up a fool! You know, pity is between sorry and mercy. See, if you pity him, you know, you won’t have to beat him up. So that’s why I say fools, you gotta give another chance because they don’t know no better. That’s why I pity them!
I just talk just to talk. I like to see what other people think. There’s some things somebody tweets me every day where I’m like, ‘Wow, I never thought of this issue that way.’ It starts great conversation with people who I would never get a chance to actually communicate with.
Sometimes I just have a chance to go forward, so of course I try to make the most of it.
If you show emotion in competition, temporarily, you’ll be ineffective. If you’re disciplined enough, you don’t get down when you’re behind, and you have a chance to create something positive.
I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground, in order to give them a chance.
The chances of each of us coming into existence are infinitesimally small, and even though we shall all die some day, we should count ourselves fantastically lucky to get our decades in the sun.
Gulaal’ gave me a chance to channelise my restlessness into a character that had layers of complexity.
If you like the stuff I do, my chances of liking you go up.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance. Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football.
One of the reasons you take a role is because it’s something you always wanted to do, from going to the movies as a kid. I always wanted to do a 1950s movie, for example. And I got a chance to be in ‘Peggy Sue Got Married.’ I would have taken only one line of dialogue to be in that.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
The ruler who possesses methods of government does not follow the good that happens by chance but practices according to necessary principles. Law, methods, and power must be employed for government: these constitute its ‘necessary principles.’
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
The guy comes up to the plate, there’s always a chance where he can get a grand slam and everybody forgets about all the times he missed.
I want to start a foundation called Second Chance. I was given a second chance, so I want to reach out to different groups of people. It would be nice to give that opportunity to others.
Luck marches with those who give their very best.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.
Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I was taking hitting clinics every chance I got. I really worked on it. It was just fun to be given that invitation from the director to make the baseball as good as we can.
D. B. Sweeney
The public airwaves provide a chance to affirm we want to be a good, decent people; a good, decent nation.
Charles W. Pickering
Football is like hunting. One second can change it all, but it’s not just any second, it’s a flash. The prey is there and suddenly then it’s not. In an instant it’s over – you won’t have the chance again. You need to know which one precise second to train for, and to understand that moment.
Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.
Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.
Becoming a bird ecologist was just luck! I had the chance to be a field assistant for a scientist working in the Galapagos Islands, and while I was there, I saw a particular problem in behavioral biology that I wanted to solve and, in the process, made myself into a bird ecologist.
David J. Anderson
Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.
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.
God creates us to compete. He creates us to win. It matters. But you’ve got no chance if you don’t do your best.
We’d dub the one that came off best into the final transcription. It gave us a chance to ad lib as much as we wanted, knowing that excess ad libbing could be sliced from the final product.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
I believe in taking chances and living your life. Sometimes doors open and others close and you have to figure out which one you’re going to take. I’m always for the one that’s challenging.
All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
When I was asked to take part in ‘Celebrity Hunted’ I jumped at the chance, who wouldn’t want to run wild around the U.K. for two weeks being chased by a top secret service type team, whilst raising money for a cause very close to my heart – cancer.
A. J. Pritchard
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
Charles de Gaulle
You have to get your motivation from within, and it doesn’t matter if you lose in the quarters, the semis, or the final. You must want to have another chance of winning the trophy.
Edwin van der Sar
Now technology gives you a chance to help organize. You don’t have to wait for either the inefficiency or the corruption. You don’t have to wait for government. You can actually self-organize and build institutions bottom up.
I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens. I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that’s taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Modernity and technology are not going to mitigate the need, the reality, of face-to-face combat, and I don’t care who it is – when you put a man against a woman in hand-to-hand combat, the chance is the man is going to win… This is a physiological issue, not a culture issue.
When I get a chance to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions and decide whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man. In other words, I may be committed to the air, but I still have some control over it.
Peru is a country where more than half the people would emigrate if given the chance. That’s half the population that is willing to abandon everything they know for the uncertainty of a life in a foreign land, in another language.
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
It’s not about failure; it’s about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.
I wasn’t going to be an actor. I was going to be a lawyer. I came from a family just above working class, just below middle class, a great family of wonderful values. The idea of me having a chance for a law degree was enticing. Enticing to me but also very enticing to my family.
I love MTV. I watched ‘Beavis and Butthead,’ ‘Wayne’s World,’ ‘Yo! MTV Raps.’ And they used to have music videos on there. When I got the chance to be on MTV, I took the first opportunity.
I feel like if you do one album, you don’t give people the chance to judge you twice. If they judge you once and that legacy goes on, you’ll go viral.
An approach that phases in congressional term limits reconciles the self-interest of members of Congress with the public’s desire to see these changes enacted and gives us the best chance to make term limits a reality.
Whenever I have a chance to wake up and be alive, I always thank God for that, and for me, all the rest is a bonus.
Whooping cough is not a mild disease. Whooping cough, before the vaccination, could make you very, very sick. First of all, there was a chance you could die from it – small chance, not a big chance. You would be coughing and coughing. It wouldn’t last for a few days, like a cold.
When you get a chance to step back, you notice all these great things you’ve done and all these great people that you’ve worked with.
I have an interesting perspective on depending on others. I think it gives people a chance to serve. And I’m not so much big on independence, as I am on interdependence. I’m not talking about co-dependency, I’m talking about giving people the opportunity to practicing love with its sleeves rolled up.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Spotting a rare bird is never worth the bite of a cur. Once bitten by a German shepherd, I knew that I preferred cats, even if they are bird-killers. Life is long enough for more than one chance at a rare bird.
James D. Watson
I’ve always been a figure skater and ballet dancer. I love physical comedy, and any chance that I get to do that… that is so me.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
I had a positive mindset that whenever I will get the chance I will contribute to the team’s cause.
‘Broadway’ is one of the big American words. It’s exciting to be given the chance to rattle around in one of the big words.
Bryan Gray at Preston gave me a chance, even though Joe Royle and Ian Rush were being linked with the job. He taught me an awful lot about structuring the job and encouraged me to invest in young players.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
If there is ever one thing you learn as a professional footballer, you have a lot of critics and you have the chance to silence your critics.
Yeah, the only time I’m finally rooting for someone is when I’m in the clubhouse and I’m done and they’re out there playing and have a chance to win.
If I hadn’t had the outlet of writing and drawing comics, I guess there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be around today.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t either.
In testing, you make a mistake, you just say ‘OK we’ll have another go’ instead of it being the only chance you get.
Money is often a matter of chance or good fortune and is not the mark of a successful life. It is not the thing that brings a throb of pleasure or a thrill into my life. And I would not pose as a successful man if that were to be the measure.
Charles M. Schwab
The stuff I did in ‘Rescue Me’ was great. It gave me the opportunity to play comedy, and Denis Leary was the first one to take a chance with me. And from that experience, we had a comedy pilot that we did that I was going to play the lead in. And then ‘Person of Interest’ came along. They’re all new experiences.
I’m all about giving up-and-coming people a chance.
If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.
One must not make oneself cheap here – that is a cardinal point – or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Great customer service does not come by chance. It is the result of training and ensuring there are enough assistants to serve the customers.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
For artists of my caliber, we’re not played on the radio, so we don’t really get a chance to get involved in that debate at all. We don’t get a chance, because this weird kind of ageism exists in pop music. If you’re past a certain age, you’re not relevant. That’s the kind of cliched term.
Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable.
I hope people don’t compare 2D and 3D because 3D’s new, it’s unfair to compare to 2D which is really sophisticated, even when we’re jaded about it. 3D just began, give it a chance, let the equipment and projection system catch up and be better, let the price go down, let more filmmakers get a hold of it more easily.
The Guns N’ Roses reunion didn’t happen by chance or whatever. It was always looked at as a possibility, but it never seemed right or felt right.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
We will never, ever weaken our resolve to be tough on the worst offenders. But we will responsibly take steps to assist our friends and neighbors who deserve a second chance to contribute to our society.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Nothing can really prepare you for when you get in the Formula One car. Knowing that you’re driving a multimillion-dollar car, and if you crash it it’s going to cost a lot of money, and they might not give you another chance, is scary.
If you get a chance to play with great players, that’s half the battle.
I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana’s loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.
Queen Elizabeth II
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
It’s either you finna create your own wave, you finna sound like me or you finna sound like G Herbo, you finna sound like Chance The Rapper, you finna sound like Juice Wrld. You ain’t gonna get too far ’cause you sound like somebody. So, create your own lane and do your own style.
As the novelty of wearable tech gives way to necessity – and, later, as wearable tech becomes embedded tech – will we be deprived of the chance to pause, reflect, and engage in meaningful, substantive conversations? How will our inner lives and ties to those around us change?
There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
If you’re so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances.
More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation… and we can’t waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren’t up for an awesome responsibility.
I take risks – that’s my life on the slopes and off.
You need doors to open, you need a chance – and you have got to have something, to take your chance when the door opens at the right time. My first port of call was to be a manager, then it was a successful manager, then it was a Premier League manager.
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.
Louis Pasteur said, ‘Chance favors the prepared mind.’ If you’re really engaged in the writing, you’ll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
Good or bad day, or good play or bad play, or whatever it is. You have a chance to get back up and begin again, It’s something that’s really stuck with me.
To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.
When you are absolutely new and face failure, you want that one big chance to prove yourself.
Good governance, safety, a chance to grow economically and professionally – those are important things.
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
‘Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream’ is an intentionally angry film. How could it not be when the chance of an infant dying is five times greater on the Bronx Park Avenue than on Manhattan’s Park Avenue just across the Harlem River?
What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe’s? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.
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.
A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
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.
If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
We have to defeat them on the battlefield and in the marketplace of ideals. And PBS, I believe, owed the nation the chance to hear the moderate Muslim voices who decry terrorism and Jihadism, and they didn’t give them that chance, and that’s a terrible thing.
I don’t think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me.
All human beings are born entrepreneurs. Some get a chance to unleash that capacity. Some never got the chance, never knew that he or she has that capacity.
My grandfather died before I was born, so I never had the chance to speak with him about his father. But I learned about him from books.
I liked playing video games because I felt like I was inside of the story in a way that I didn’t feel when I was just watching something. Any chance I could get to step into the shoes of another person, I would take. I couldn’t get enough of stories.
Homicide is the best material I’ve had the chance to do.
Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.
The Classics are those books which constitute a treasured experience for those who have read and loved them; but they remain just as rich an experience for those who reserve the chance to read them for when they are in the best condition to enjoy them.
I always knew what I had, and I knew I was more than just ‘the foreign guy.’ I have personality, and as soon as I had chance to show it, I just did it. A lot of people don’t like it, and a lot of people frown upon it and think I should just be stuck in that box, but it’s just not me.
I rock with Chance, I rock with Kanye, I rock with Common.
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.
One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn’t everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you’ve no chance.
If we push for the children to know tennis, they have the chance to like it.
Countries get one chance in history of putting into place a savings retirement scheme on the scale of the Australian superannuation system.
All these other creatures have an equal right to exist here. We have no prior rights to the Earth than anybody else, and if they’re here, let’s give them a chance to survive.
The guilty pleasure I miss most when I’m out slogging on the campaign trail is the chance to sprawl on the chaise and watch a vacuously spunky and generically sassy chick flick.
When I think back on it, of course I got lucky and got great directors and good breaks but all that was the physical part. But what made me a star was that I could take a chance and not have anything to worry about in terms of losing.
Shah Rukh Khan
Across our country, social enterprise partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing millions of Americans – young and old – a second chance.
George R. Roberts
I always believed I could win the election. After I won the primary, people started telling me, ‘No one thought you had a chance.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ I thought I could win the whole time.
Games of chance often involve some amount of skill; this does not make them legal. Good poker players often beat novices. But poker is still gambling, and running a poker room – or online casino – is illegal in New York.
I despise the Lottery. There’s less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
You’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not building your roster and your team to give yourself a legitimate chance to score 21 points.
I tend to feel if people say they’re going to do something, they will, if given the chance.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
I think about death all the time. I know there’s nothing out there, but I’m curious. There’s a 300 billion-to-one chance that there might be an energy that goes somewhere else, but I doubt it.
I always want to win, and it was time to win some club prizes, some titles. I never would have gone for the money, but wanted the chance to get a bit further in my career. And it turned out to be the right decision.
Robin Van Persie
I never sympathise with the accused unless there’s a chance the accused is not guilty, but I certainly don’t ever sympathise with the criminal.
Looting has an immense impact on our ability to understand our global cultural heritage; once these objects are gone, so too is our chance of piecing together humanity’s shared story.
The one that achieved the greatest amount of success is the Eagles. And because it was really successful, it was a lot more fun. It still is. We get a chance to play music that a lot of people really relate to, and to play places all over the world. That’s fun.
For a writer, the Book Festival is interesting because you bump into all these other writers whose work you know, whose names you know, and you have a chance to put a person with the name and the work.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
Just keep taking chances and having fun.
Monday Night Football. That was everything to me because you get a chance to show everybody what you’re capable of. It’s only two teams on that Monday night.
We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life.
It is the pride to play for India that keeps me going. Not many get a chance to play for India and I feel very fortunate to be still playing. The will to do well for India is a big motivation.
One chance is all you need.
Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.
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.
I made straight A’s and never got into any trouble, and I still impose those standards on myself. So writing is my chance to escape and become the sleaziest, scummiest role.
‘Ashes of Time’ was my third film, and as a young director at that point, it’s not very often that you have the chance to make a big martial arts film, so of course I jumped at this opportunity.
It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!
I’ve always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me.
A woman whose life is involved in the righteous rearing of her children has a better chance of keeping up her spirits than the woman whose total concern is centered in her own personal problems.
Ezra Taft Benson
By expediting the use of the 1619 Project, our schools are coming perilously close to cementing existing inequality, rather than giving kids the chance to escape it.
If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.
Perhaps it’s the people whose lives have taken sudden new twists – people who have learned to embrace the creative possibilities of change – who stand the best chance of penetrating life’s mysteries.
I was born in Dortmund and grew up here, so you become automatically a black and yellow. I played here for many years in the youth ranks, but at first I did not have the chance to become a professional football player at BVB and to realize my dream.
If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I always leave room for serendipity and chance.
All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.
The model sanctuary was borne of a complex, political, societal debate. It was proposed to us from various bodies that we give models medicals once a year, and if they didn’t pass that medical, there’s a chance they’d legally lose their right to work.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
I don’t like rats, but there’s not much else I don’t like. The problem with rats is they have no fear of human beings, they’re loaded with foul diseases, they would run the place given half the chance, and I’ve had them leap out of a lavatory while I’ve been sitting on it.
During my time with Maccabi Tel Aviv, I learned how to play better by using my head. I was given the chance of playing a more forward position so I could score many goals. In short, I have become a player who can score goals and win games.
I don’t think we can go back to the old days. But I think that what the government needs to do is it needs to make sure that the pricing is fair, that you don’t have monopolies out there, so that people don’t have a chance to compete fairly.
Nothing guarantees a championship. Nothing. Not having the best players, not practicing the most. Your best chance is if you do the right thing every day.
It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
I’m the one who will take chances, not worry about the backlash.
We know that children who are healthier do not require medical treatment or care, both of which cost time and money. So, by avoiding illness, infants have a greater chance of growing into healthier children who are able to attend school and become more productive members of society.
I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school. Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives, they never forget their roots and the school that gave them the chance they needed to improve their lives and their families’ lives.
Michael N. Castle
Since I carry my father’s name, I believe it is my responsibility to use that name as he would have to support the causes that were so dear to his heart. Dad strongly supported Huckabee when no one thought that he had any chance to succeed in the presidential race.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.
King George V
You gotta learn that if you don’t get it by midnight, chances are you ain’t gonna get it, and if you do, it ain’t worth it.
I welcome every chance I get to interact with fans. I’ve made some very close friendships amongst fans, and I look forward to seeing them.
I’m not too proud of the movies I made as a grownup except for ‘That Hagen Girl’, which nobody remembers but which gave me a chance to act.
I lucked out when I started to sing. I’d already experienced failing at everything else.
You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
There will be byes, there will be catches that will go down, but what is important is what you do when the next chance arrives. Because there will always be a next catch. If you are not positive, if you are not in a good frame of mind, you can drop that next one, too.
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
Joyce Carol Oates
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.
When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you’re looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you’re beginning to see the Earth evolve.
Give your subconscious a chance to work by turning your brain off from time to time. Don’t focus on work or solving problems constantly.
After high school, I went to Stanford University and majored in English. Of course, that gave me a chance to do lots more reading and writing. I also received degrees in London and Dublin – where I moved to be near a charming Irishman who became my husband!
Linda Sue Park
Thank you for the confidence put in my by the motherland and the people, for giving me this chance to represent China’s millions of women by going into space.
Forgiveness gives you a chance to be fulfilled rather than be eaten up with anger.
I don’t want to be a grumpy old man or too pessimistic, because if I have a chance, I would prefer to watch a film in the cinema with an audience on a big screen instead of watching it on a cell phone. It’s a very different experience, but somehow I think this form will have its own future and life.
It’s not that I don’t value my life. It’s just that I love taking chances, testing myself, stepping over the line.
Wendy O. Williams
We’ve gotta become the Martians. I’m a Martian – I tell you to become Martians. And we’ve gotta go to Mars and civilize Mars and build a whole civilization on Mars and then move out, 300 years from now into the universe. And when we do that, we have a chance of living forever.
It’s my official role to represent BTS to the world, and it’s been a chance for me to mature as a person, but behind the scenes, I’m just one of seven members, and I’m inspired by the others all the time.
God’s dice always have a lucky roll.
When you get a chance to play, if you help them win a game, then the team will start believing that the player can also do this for the team. So building that confidence for yourself and the team is very important.
K. L. Rahul
I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.
Films are something that happened by chance.
The important thing is to build up my cardiovascular system, so I have the stamina to do stunts. To me, stepping over the line, taking a chance and succeeding is the ultimate freedom, be it in rock and roll or when executing a really challenging routine.
Wendy O. Williams
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.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
I can’t be casual about losing. I always think I have a chance to win until winning is absolutely impossible.
The best part of success is that it got me past the basic survival level of existence so that I was comfortable. I didn’t have to worry about stuff pertaining to survival. Once that was taken care of, I got the chance sit down and create and work at what I do.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.