Chances Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old chances quotes, chances sayings, and chances proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I'm guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I'm done, I'm done.

Turcois Ominek

Chances don't approach you, it's you who approach chances.

Toba Beta

Chances are anywhere else, all you need to do is to grab them because they don't always show up.     

Carl Lomer Abia

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Thomas Fuller

Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing.     

Bart Conner

Chance favors only those who court her.

Charles Nicolle

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.


Chance is the providence of adventurers.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.


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


Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.     

Louis Pasteur

Chance is the fool's name for Fate.     

Fred Astaire

He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.

Edward F. Halifax

There is no such thing as chance or accident the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.

Adam Clarke

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

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

There is no such thing as no chance.

Henry Ford

One chance is all you need.

Jesse Owens

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

Calvin Coolidge

Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.     


Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To talk of luck and chance only shows how little we really know of the laws which govern cause and effect.

Hosea Ballou

No man ever became wise by chance.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Chance governs all.

John Milton

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

W. Matthews

If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.

William Shakespeare

It is safer to accept any chance that offers itself, and extemporize a procedure to fit it, than to get a good plan matured, and wait for a chance of using it.     

Thomas Hardy

Bad chances were better than no chances.

Stephen King

Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupations of men engaged in rash undertakings.     

Cormac Mccarthy

We ought never to trust to chance but when we cannot find a better surety.