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A Quote by unknown on appreciation, behavior, chance, day, defeat, difficulty, errors, failure, friendship, giving, good, gossip, learning, life, listening, men, people, praise, trouble, victory, water, and world

Sooner or later, a man, if he is wise, discovers that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take. He learns that it doesn't pay to let things get his goat; that he must let some things go over his head like water off a duck's back. He learns that carrying a chip on his shoulder is the quickest way to get into a fight. He learns that buck-passing acts as a boomerang. He learns that carrying tales and gossip about others is the surest way to become unpopular. He learns that giving others a mental lift by showing appreciation and praise is the best way to lift his own spirits. He learns that the world will not end when he fails or makes an error; that there is always another day and another chance. He learns that listening is frequently more important than talking, and that he can often make a friend by letting the other fellow tell his troubles. He learns that all men have burnt toast for breakfast now and then, and that he shouldn't let their grumbling get him down. He learns that people are not any more difficult to get along with in one place than another, and that "getting along" depends about 98 per cent on his own behavior.

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Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on chance

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Never complain about growing old, Because so many never get the chance!

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A Quote by unknown on chance

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There is a fifty percent chance of anything - either it happens or it doesn't.

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A Quote by unknown on chance

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It's a lot easier to tell what you would do if you had the right chance than to show what you did with the chance you had.

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Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on chance and theory

I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. . . . It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?

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A Quote by unknown on chance and life

When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: "I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance."

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A Quote by Thomas Vernor Smith on anxiety, army, belief, bitterness, chance, day, death, disaster, dreams, endurance, foolishness, freedom, friendship, glory, government, heart, hope, ignorance, laughter, life, losing, patience, peace, people, pity, powe

No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool. Foolish he was, they said, in losing his youthful heart to a grave and living his life on married patience; foolish in pitting his homely ignorance against Douglas, brilliant, courtly, and urbane; foolish in setting himself to do the right in a world where the day goes mostly to the strong; foolish in dreaming of freedom for a long-suffering folk whom the North is as anxious to keep out as the South was to keep down; foolish in choosing the silent Grant to lead to victory the hesitant armies of the North; foolish, finally, in presuming that government for the people must be government of the people and by the people. Foolish many said; foolish many, many believed. This Lincoln, whom so many living friends and foes alike deemed foolish, hid his bitterness in laughter; fed his sympathy on solitude; and met recurring disaster with whimsicality to muffle the murmur of a bleeding heart. Out of the tragic sense of life he pitied where others blamed; bowed his own shoulders with the woes of the weak; endured humanely his little day of chance power; and won through death what life disdains to bestow upon such simple souls - lasting peace and everlasting glory.

Thomas Vernor Smith

Source: Illinois Senate, Feb 12,’35, Lincoln's 126th birthday —Smith, Lincoln, Living Legend, pp. 3-5

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on chance and survival

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Thomas Hughes on chance, circumstances, learning, life, men, and world

We all have to learn, in one way or another, that neither men nor boys get second chances in this world. We all get new chances to the end of our lives, but not second chances in the same set of circumstances; and the great difference between one person and another is how he takes hold and uses his first chance, and how he takes his fall if it is scored against him.

Thomas Hughes (1822 - 1896)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on books and chance

Any fool may write a most valuable book by chance, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Letter to Walpole, 25 Feb. 1768

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