Chance – you take it or you give it. Sometimes both.
Taking chances is making things happen, acting on our passion, and working towards the realization of our dreams, no matter the hurdles. Taking chances is fearless living and making each day count by being true to our aspirations.
Giving chances, on the other hand, that’s our humanity speaking. Believing in the goodness of people, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable just so we can give others a chance. That’s our empathy at work, because we don’t give up on those who want to try again.
Chances and destiny – the ultimate leap of faith – that’s something else. As human beings, we’re mostly guided by reason when making decisions and taking action. Mostly. For there’s still a part of us that makes us dreamers.
So we open our hearts and our minds to all kinds of possibilities that’s beyond reason. Fate as we call it. We make a wish at the sight of a falling star. We believe in the magic-like feeling of falling in love. Chances, no matter how you use it, are a wonderful part of life.
Here are 30 chance quotes to inspire you.
It’s hard to believe in coincidence, but it’s even harder to believe in anything else. – John Green
Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be brave, little rabbit. Take a chance. – Cherise Sinclair
I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street. – Stephen King
In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance. – Jeanette Winterson
Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back… I’m telling you. – Matthew Quick
Nothing could be more irrational than the idea that something comes from nothing. – R. C. Sproul
Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day. – Sophocles
If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make. – Iyanla Vanzant
Chance. Stupid, dumb, blind chance. Just a part of the strange mechanism of the world, with its fits and coughs and starts and random collisions. – Lauren Oliver
Taking chances almost always makes for happy endings. – Barbara Corcoran
Nothing that happens to you was meant to be. The only thing about you that was meant to be is you. Blaze your own trail. – George Alexiou
If you’re in your life, chance. Viewed from the outside, like a book you’re reading, it’s fate all the way. – David Mitchell
Necessity is the mother of taking chances. – Mark Twain
Nature almost surely operates by combining chance with necessity, randomness with determinism. – Eric Chaisson
And sometimes in life, I imagine, good things do happen. Most of the time, it’s the opposite, obviously. But I don’t think you should rule out the possibility that just occasionally chance might deal you a good card. – Sebastian Faulks
I think perhaps love thrives on unlikely circumstances and chance: life thrives on these principles, and is life not love? And love not life? – Brandon Boyd
I’m sorry, but nothing ‘just happens’. Stuff happens because either we make it happen or we let it. – Jessie Jones
A wise man turns chance into good fortune. – Thomas Fuller
Everywhere man is confronted with fate, with the chance of achieving something through his own suffering. – Viktor E. Frankl
Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance. – Jack Dempsey
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause. – Voltaire
Chance favors only those who court her. – Charles Nicolle
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish. – Ovid
To talk of luck and chance only shows how little we really know of the laws which govern cause and effect. – Hosea Ballou
You get as many chances as you want; as many as you dare to make for yourself. – Edward Bloor
If I had not try and taken chances, I would have miss many opportunities in life. – Lailah Gifty Akita
If the sun comes up, I have a chance. – Venus Williams
If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me. – William Shakespeare
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct. – Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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