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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world gave a chance for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Infinite hungers leap no more I in the chance swaying of your dress; and love has changed to kindliness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give wind and tide a chance to change.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How frail and ephemeral is the material substance of letters, which makes their very survival so hazardous. Print has a permanence of its own, though it may not be much worth preserving, but a letter! Conveyed by uncertain transportation, over which the sender has no control; committed to a single individual who may be careless or inappreciative; left to the mercy of future generations, of families maybe anxious to suppress the past, of the accidents of removals and house-cleanings, or of mere ignorance. How often it has been by the veriest chance that they have survived at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A problem is your chance to do your best.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more sinful and guilty a person tends to feel, the less chance there is that he will be a happy, healthy, or law-abiding citizen. He will become a compulsive wrong-doer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I cry every chance I get.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature, as a field of glory, is an arena where a tomb may be more easily found than laurels; and as a means of support, it is the chance of chances.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who come up with It may not work or What are we going to do if it fails? do not have the credentials to be businessmen. If there is only a 1 percent chance of success, a true businessperson sees that 1 percent as the spark to light a fire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The genius of capitalism consists precisely in its lack of morality. Unless he is rich enough to hire his own choir, a capitalist is a fellow who, by definition, can ill afford to believe in anything other than the doctrine of the bottom line. Deprive a capitalist of his God-given right to lie and cheat and steal, and the poor sap stands a better than even chance of becoming one of the abominable wards of the state from whose grimy fingers the Reagan Administration hopes to snatch the ark of democracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more prosperous and settled a nation, the more readily it tends to think of war as a regrettable accident; to nations less fortunate the chance of war presents itself as a possible bountiful friend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most remarkable aspect of the transition we are living through is not so much the passage from want to affluence as the passage from labor to leisure. Leisure contains the future, it is the new horizon. The prospect then is one of unremitting labor to bequeath to future generations a chance of founding a society of leisure that will overcome the demands and compulsions of productive labor so that time may be devoted to creative activities or simply to pleasure and happiness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One chance is all you need.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only chance for victory over the brainwash is the right of every man to have his ideas judged one at a time. You never get clarity as long as you have these packaged words, as long as a word is used by twenty-five people in twenty-five different ways. That seems to me to be the first fight, if there is going to be any intellect left.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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