Chance

Wherever there is a human being there is a chance for kindness.

Remove the chance to fail and we shall miss one of the best means of developing character.

Sectarianism is a perverse form of worldliness in the disguise of religion; it breeds a narrowness of heart in a greater measure than the cult of the world based upon material interest can ever do. For undisguised pursuit of self has its safety in openness, like filth exposed to the sun and air. But the self-magnification with its consequent lessening of God that goes on unchecked under the cover of sectarianism loses its chance of salvation because it defiles the very source of purity.

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. As Collingwood never saw a vacant place in his estate but he took an acorn out of his pocket and popped it in, so deal with your compliments through life. An acorn costs nothing; but it may sprout into a prodigious bit of timber.

The vicious man lives at random, and acts by chance, for he that walks by no rule can carry on no settled or steady design.

Magic is the total delight in chance.

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.

Intellectuals cannot tolerate the chance event, the unintelligible; they have a nostalgia for the absolute, for a universally comprehensive scheme.

The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong - but time and chance happen to them all.

If chance is defined as an event produced by random motion without any causal nexus, I would say there is no such thing as chance.

Time was invented by Almighty God in order to give ideas a chance.

The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.

It is strictly and philosophically true in Nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent ore the cause of any event; but they signify merely men’s ignorance of the real and immediate cause.

Luck relies on chance. Labor on character.

Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.

Discouragement seizes us only when we can no longer count on chance.

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different - to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.

Give me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had his chance already, and neglected it.

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