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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
    Winston Churchill
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    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
  • Luis Bunuel
    Luis Bunuel
    Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
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    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.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    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.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
  • Somebody must take a chance. The monkeys who became men, and the monkeys who didn't are still jumping around in trees making faces at the monkeys who did.
  • Joshua Reynolds
    Joshua Reynolds
    English painter, specialising in portraits 1723-1792
    Joshua Reynolds
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    Taste does not come by chance: it is a long and laborious task to acquire it.
  • Paul Valery
    Paul Valery
    French poet 1871-1945
    Paul Valery
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    That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    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.
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