Chance

If matter and energy and chance are all there is, it takes a man of most unusual courage to build an unselfish love for humanity on such foundations.

We may conclude that the claim `Either there is a plan or else the existence of life is pure chance’ presents a false dichotomy. We’re not trapped into having to agree either with Teilhard or Monod. We can disagree with both.

A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us.

The willingness to take the risk of being wrong and perhaps subjected to ridicule, punishment, or loss is an outstanding trait of the creative person. Such action does not mean to behave on foolish impulse, but to calculate the risks and then to take a chance.

Imagining yourself at your own funeral allows you to look back at your life while you still have the chance to make some important changes.

Being aware of what your mind thinks, believes, and remembers gives you the chance to change your reality. As on the inside, so on the outside.

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

Humans have the ability to act consciously, and collectively, [exercising foresight to] choose their own evolutionary path. In our crucial epoch we cannot leave the selection of the next step in the evolution of human society and culture to chance. We must plan for it, consciously and purposefully.

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of other; it is in yourself alone.

Anyone can become part of the critical mass that offers us a chance of improving the world before it is too late. You can rethink your goals and question what you are doing with your life. If your present way of living does not stand up against an impartial standard of value, then you can change it.

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended with diligence.

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worst.

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worst.

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

The importance of an individual thinker owes something to chance. For it depends upon the fate of his ideas in the minds of his successors.

Chance is perhaps God's pseudonym when he does not want to sign.