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Chance is the one thing you can't buy.
by Robert Doisneau

Chance is the one thing you can't buy.
You have to pay for it and you have to pay for it with your life,
spending a lot of time, you pay for it with time,
not the wasting of time but the spending of time.
- Robert Doisneau

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there -
even if you put them end to end,
they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds,
snatched from eternity.
- Robert Doisneau

The marvels of daily life are exciting;
no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
- Robert Doisneau

Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated,
so much more developed, particularly in young people,
that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something,
they can make of it what they will.
- Robert Doisneau

 

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

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A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action.
A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

He who trusts all things to chance,
makes a lottery of his life
- Proverb

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
- Albert Camus

No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe.
All is system and gradation.
Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
- Oprah Winfrey

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
- Spike Milligan

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
- Phyllis Diller

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor,
to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
The money is the gravy.
- Bette Davis

If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it,
and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me,
you haven't a chance.
- William Gilbert

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth
has a chance to get its pants on.
- Winston Churchill

Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people
and it was more easy for me to find the first bike,
so I have a good chance for sure.
- Valentino Rossi

There was a chance for me to write one song for the
section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits.
At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
- Mac Davis

It was a good chance for us to play for people who
would never have heard us otherwise.
- Daisy Berkowitz

I think my speeches are hilarious.
I think I'm a natural comedian, but I like denying
people the chance to laugh.
I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
- Lydia Lunch

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster,
can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I assure you I will not miss the chance to show you
that you were right when you voted for me.
- Traian Basescu

Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
- Theophile Gautier

The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance,
a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping
through the trees overhead.
It's a chance to remember what the world is really like.
- Joanna Lumley

In baseball, you can't kill the clock.
You've got to give the other man his chance.
That's why this is the greatest game.
- Earl Weaver

If I put the script down more than once,
there's a good chance that I probably don't want to play the part.
- Joe Lando

I've spent my career trying to help people without
connections understand what's going on so that they
have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.
- Allan Sloan

I think all of us certainly believed the statistics
which said that probably 88% chance of mission success
and maybe 96% chance of survival.
And we were willing to take those odds.
- Alan Shepard

I never thought I'd get a chance to sing with Wilson Pickett but we did.
- Eddie Floyd

Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
- Voltaire

I'm aware of the fact that a lot of talented people
out there will never get this chance.
- Brad Paisley

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids.
I started working when I was six years old.
- Billie Holiday

And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we
added the second flight of the tether satellite.
- Umberto Guidoni

That which has been believed by everyone,
always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
- Paul Valery

Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.
- Keith Jarrett

But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself,
and the more preparation you can do,
the less chance of failing.
- Stuart Pearce

I got into the race and people literally laughed.
They thought I had no chance of winning.
- Patrick McHenry

The downside of videos is that it will put my vision
in front of other people,
so they might not get the chance to create their own.
- Carole King

From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools,
and I know that they are a key to being sure that every
child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
- Dick Cheney

It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government,
the idea that there should not be some tyranny which
makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
- Todd Akin

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


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