Chance Quotes

Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him look ridiculous.

J. B. Matthews

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.

Orison Swett Marden

Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear the most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.

Saul David Alinsky

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity


To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.

Kim Campbell

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

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.

Mignon McLaughlin

There is no such thing as no chance.

Henry Ford

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Thomas Fuller

One chance is all you need.

Jesse Owens

Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.


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

Calvin Coolidge

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.


You can't accomplish anything worthwhile if you inhibit yourself. If life teaches you nothing else, know this for sure: When you get the chance, go for it.

Oprah Winfrey

Every person sets his or her destiny. This I am sure about. Nothing happens by chance. You make a plan and decide to make it happen.

Alfredo Karras
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