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 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.     

Norman Macdonald

You get as many chances as you want; as many as you dare to make for yourself.     


Life is too precious to be left to chance.     

Walter Moers

How slight a chance may raise or sink a soul!     

Philip James Bailey

No conqueror believes in chance.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

If the sun comes up, I have a chance.     

Venus Williams

Chance determines our lives in important ways.     

Gerhard Richter

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.     

Marcus Garvey

Chance favors those in motion.     

James Austin

Chances are like lightning: they never hit the earth at the same spot twice. So when a chance comes your way, grab it cause it may never come again.     


Just keep taking chances and having fun.     

Garth Brooks

Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.     

Franz Liszt

Taking Chances almost always makes for happy endings.     

Barbara Corcoran

If I had not try and taken chances, I would have miss many opportunities in life.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Whom chance often passes by, it finds at last.     

Albanian Proverb

Never miss a good chance to shut up.     

American Proverb

Blind chance sweeps the world along.     

Albanian Proverb

He who waits for a chance may wait for a long time.     

Nigerian Proverb

He who takes no chances wins nothing.     

Danish Proverb

You have to make the most of the chances that come your way. You have to strike while the iron is hot.     

Spanish Proverb

A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch -- both cannot be saved.     

Indian Proverb