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Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends. ...
by Jacques Delille

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

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Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He who trusts all things to chance,
makes a lottery of his life
- Proverb

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe.
All is system and gradation.
Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

The people are the foundation of the nation.
Our only chance for a lasting peace on earth:
the release of the strength of the common man.
- Jimmy Yen

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
- Albert Camus

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action.
A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The history of free men is never really written by chance
but by choice; their choice!
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
- Oprah Winfrey

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When all you know is bombs,
everything looks like a target.
Give peace and diplomacy a chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

If by chance some day you're not feeling well
and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done
and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart,
then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
- Red Skelton

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
- Charlotte Bronte

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

We are born princes, and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
- Publilius Syrus

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Life is short,
Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly,
Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret
ANYTHING
That makes you smile
- Mark Twain

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
- Pearl S. Buck

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
- Paul Tournier

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind
that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
- Lewis Carroll

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell


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