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A Quote by Robert E. M. Cowie on achievement, business, chance, goals, good, ideas, persuasion, planning, power, sales, and world

Unless the man who works in an office is able to "sell" himself and his ideas, unless he has the power to convince others of the soundness of his convictions, he can never achieve his goal. He may have the best ideas in the world, he may have plans which would revolutionize entire industries. But unless he can persuade others that his ideas are good, he will never get the chance to put them into effect. Stripped of non-essentials, all business activity is a sales battle. And everyone in business must be a salesman.

Robert E. M. Cowie

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A Quote by Robert Browning on belief, chance, fear, friendship, hope, joy, justice, learning, life, love, and yielding

For life, with all it yields of joy and woe, And hope and fear (believe the aged friend), Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love,- How love might be, hath been indeed, and is.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Death in the Desert.

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A Quote by Richard E. Byrd on chance and change

Give wind and tide a chance to change.

Richard E. Byrd (1888 - 1957)

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A Quote by Richard E. Byrd on accidents, blindness, chance, conviction, cosmology, day, death, despair, doubt, feeling, force, harmony, heart, intelligence, listening, music, peace, purpose, reason, silence, and universe

I paused to listen to the silence. My breath, crystallized as it passed my cheeks, drifted on a breeze gentler than a whisper. The wind vane pointed toward the South Pole. Presently the wind cups ceased their gentle turning as the cold killed the breeze. My frozen breath hung like a cloud overhead. The day was dying, the night was being born-but with great peace. Here were the imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it! That was what came out of the silence-a gentle rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord, the music of the spheres, perhaps. It was enough to catch that rhythm, momentarily to be myself a part of it. In that instant I could feel no doubt of man's oneness with the universe. The conviction came that that rhythm was too orderly, too harmonious, too perfect to be a product of blind chance-that, therefore, there must be purpose in the whole and that man was part of that whole and not an accidental offshoot. It was a feeling that transcended reason; that went to the heart of a man's despair and found it groundless. . . . For those who seek it, there is inexhaustible evidence of an all-pervading intelligence. Man is not alone.

Richard E. Byrd (1888 - 1957)

Source: Alone, Admiral Byrd’s personal record

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on chance, direction, life, love, and paradise

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Bridge 265)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on admiration, chance, hell, ideas, learning, love, respect, thought, time, and women

"Do you know what I learned from you? I learned what is possible, and now I must hold out for what I thought we had. I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. That or nothing. I realized that what I'm looking for is not what you're looking for. You don't want what I want."

"What do you think I want?" I asked.

"Exactly what you have. Many women you know a little and don't care very much about. Superficial flirtations, mutual use, no chance of love. That's my idea of hell. Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, Richard, in which there is no love. Horrible! Leave me out of it."

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Spoken by Leslie Parrish and Richard Bach) The Bridge Across Forever, page 245

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on chance, helpful, and needs

Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Rex Harrison on chance, desires, justice, and life

Higgins: I'm an ordinary man, who desires nothing more than just an ordinary chance, to live exactly as he likes, and do precisely what he wants. An average man am I, of no eccentric whim, Who likes to live his life, free of strife Doing whatever he thinks is best for him, Well, just an ordinary man

Rex Harrison (1908 - 1990)

Source: As Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, 1964, film musical of G B Shaw's play Pygmalion

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on chance and work

Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of chance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on anarchy, chance, god, and universe

There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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