chance

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on greatness and chance

What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on fears, insecurity, unwillingness, wonderful, gods, game, life, chance, and living

He seemed to be talking about my fears, my insecurity, and my unwillingness to see what was wonderful because tomorrow it might disappear and I might suffer. The gods throw the dice, and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on contradiction, paradox, physics, randomness, chance, and science

The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a wave, and also that light is a particle. The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle. Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Two-Part Invention

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A Quote by Aristotle on humans, causes, chance, natures, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on adventure, storm, chance, and risk

They sicken of the calm who know the storm

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on womenswisdom and chance

You can't accomplish anything worthwhile if you inhibit yourself.
If life teaches you nothing else, know this for sure:
When you get the chance, go for it.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

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A Quote by Collin Higgins on life, risk, live, chance, and harold and maude

Maude: Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE!
[beat]
Maude: Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.

Collin Higgins

Source: Harold and Maude

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on chance and coincidence

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.  It is wrong then, to chide the novel for being fascinated by mysterious coincidences, but it is right to chide man for being blind to such coincidences in his daily life.  For he thereby deprives his life of a dimension of beauty.

Milan Kundera

Source: The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel (Perennial Classics), Pages: 52

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on chance and fate

But is not an event in fact more significant and noteworthy the greater the number of fortuities necessary to bring it about?  [...] Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute.  Only chance can speak to us

Milan Kundera

Source: The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel (Perennial Classics), Pages: 48

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A Quote by Alfredo Karras on destiny, chance, and life plan

Every person sets his or her destiny. This I am sure about. Nothing happens by chance. You make a plan and decide to make it happen.

Alfredo Karras

Source: Be

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