Quotes: chance

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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
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    Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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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.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.
  • Emily Brontë
    Emily Brontë
    British writer, poet 1818-1848
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    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.
  • Emily Brontë
    Emily Brontë
    British writer, poet 1818-1848
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    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.

    Source: Wuthering Heights (1847)

  • Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington
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    A problem is your chance to do your best.
  • Aaron Spelling
    Aaron Spelling
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    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?
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