A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on chance and life

Chance makes a plaything of a man's life.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sébastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort on chance and providence

Chance is a nickname for Providence.

Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1741 - 1794)

Source: Maximes

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A Quote by Sean Connery on chance


Personally I give us . . . one chance of three.

Sean Connery (1930 -)

Source: The Hunt for Red October

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on chance, justice, mistakes, and time

Time doesn't heal any wounds, it just gives us more chances to make the same mistakes"

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on belief, chance, children, debate, decisions, education, garden, giving, justice, kindness, liberty, religion, and wishes

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was involved in a discussion about religion. The other person believed that children should not be given formal religious education of any kind. They would then be free to select their own religion when they were old enough to decide. Coleridge did not bother to debate the point, but invited the man to see his rather neglected garden. "Do you call this a garden?" asked his visitor. "There are nothing but weeds here." "Well, you see," said Coleridge, "I did not wish to infringe on the liberty of the garden in any way. I was just giving the garden a chance to express itself and choose its own production.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on chance


Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. ii. Chap. iii. 1759.

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A Quote by Samuel Goldwyn on ability, chance, luck, and opportunity

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Every one has bad breaks, but every one also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.

Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on chance


As the ancients Say wisely, have a care o' th' main chance, And look before you ere you leap; For as you sow, ye are like to reap.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 501.

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A Quote by S. I. Hayakawa on chance and individuality

It is the individual who knows how little he knows about himself who stands a reasonable chance of finding out something about himself before he dies.

S. I. Hayakawa (1906 - 1992)

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A Quote by Ronald Wilson Reagan on chance and work

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Ronald Reagan (1911 -)

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