Chance Quotes

Chance has something to say in everything, even how to write a good letter.

All chance, direction, which thou canst not see.

As William James says somewhere: “Nature tells all frogs to jump for what looks red and take their chances. If it is only red meat, well and good; if it is red flannel on a hook, in the long run also well and good, though not for that particular frog.”

The biggest chance you can take is not taking a chance at all.

Chances rule men and not men chances.

He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things. (Marquis of Halifax)

The task is overwhelming, and the chance is slight. We must take the chance or die.

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.

The faster you go, the more chance of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.

Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. (The Winter’s Tale)