Chance Quotes

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)

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are the least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Chance is a name for our ignorance.

If old Pontifex had had Cromwell’s chances he would have done all that Cromwell did, and have done it better; if he had had Giotto’s chances he would have done all that Giotto did, and done it no worse; as it was, he was a village carpenter, and I will undertake to say he never […]

I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.

And how can you say luck and chance are the same thing? Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward… And if you get bad luck, then you need to take another chance to turn things from bad to good. Of course everything is connected.

Chance is a nickname of Providence.

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.