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Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.~Abigail Adams

Education Learning Chance

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

Day Chance Prepare

We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.~Adlai E. Stevenson

Equality Quality Chance

When I was younger, I would go to auditions to have the opportunity to audition, which would mean another chance to get up there and try out my stuff, or try out what I learned and see how it worked with an audience, because where are you gonna get an audience?~Al Pacino

Opportunity Chance You

The first time I went to New York, it was really exciting, and I thought, given half the chance, it would be nice to live there - the same with London.~Alex Turner

Time Chance Live

My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.~Alexander the Great

Father Great Chance

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.~Anatole France

God Chance Want

I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.~Andrew Jackson

Shoes Moment Chance

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.~Andy Rooney

Chance You Probability

There's no question that you can explore aspects of yourself through roles that you play, and you get a chance to investigate yourself; that's healthy, and it's therapeutic in a way. But if you're indulging yourself, exploration at the cost of the story or the project, that's not good.~Annette Bening

Good Yourself Chance

I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.~Arnold Palmer

Chance Win Trying

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.~Arnold Palmer

Effort Chance Me

I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.~Arnold Palmer

Chance Win Never

I've always tried to explain democracy is not perfect. But it gives you a chance to shape your own destiny.~Aung San Suu Kyi

Destiny Not Perfect Chance

Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.~Ayrton Senna

Men Poverty Chance

I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do.~Al Jarreau

Music Opportunity Chance

Did anyone in the White House or the N.S.A or the C.I.A. consider flying to Hong Kong and treating Mr. Snowden like a human being, offering him a chance to testify before Congress and a fair trial?~Alex Berenson

Chance Flying White

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.~Alexander Fleming

May Influence Chance

It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!~Alexander Woollcott

Dance Chance You

I used my captors' names every chance I had. It was intentional, a way of reminding them that I saw them, of pegging them, of making them see me in return.~Amanda Lindhout

Chance Me Way

My life experience has taught me nothing happens by chance. Even the idea of the ball in a roulette game: it's not chance it ends up in a certain place. It's forces that are at play.~Andrea Bocelli

Life Experience Chance

You travel with the hope that something unexpected will happen. It has to do with enjoying being lost and figuring it out and the satisfaction. I always get a little disappointed when I know too well where I'm going, or when I've lived in a place so long that there's no chance I could possibly get lost.~Andrew Bird

Travel Hope Chance

Bent Literary Agency had a Q&A on Twitter, and I took a chance and asked if the Black Lives Matter movement was an appropriate topic for a YA novel. Brooks Sherman, who is now my agent, responded that he didn't think any topics were inappropriate for YA. I remember being so terrified even just sending the tweet.~Angie Thomas

Black Chance Remember

Whooping cough is not a mild disease. Whooping cough, before the vaccination, could make you very, very sick. First of all, there was a chance you could die from it - small chance, not a big chance. You would be coughing and coughing. It wouldn't last for a few days, like a cold.~Anthony Fauci

Small Chance Die

Increasingly, staying in the middle class - let alone aspiring to become middle class - is becoming a game of chance.~Arianna Huffington

Alone Chance Game

Boxing is made for film - there is corruption, violence, tragedy and the chance that the underdog can catch the champion with one lucky punch.~Asif Kapadia

Violence Champion Chance

When I started working on my own music, I didn't have the chance to record in a big music studio, so I had to record everything myself.~Agnes Obel

Music Myself Chance

But, in the name of the experimental method and out of our poor knowledge, are we really entitled to claim that everything happens by chance, to the exclusion of all other possibilities?~Albert Claude

Knowledge Chance Name

At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor; at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance - In killing there is more than commentary.~Allen Tate

Honor Chance Know

I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it.~Alonzo Mourning

Reality Chance Worry

I definitely feel sorry more people don't get to see my films. They aren't inaccessible, and if people got the chance to see them, I know they'd like them.~Andrea Arnold

People Sorry Chance

I've always felt that if something is polarizing, that's usually the stuff I like the most. If something is taking a chance and is willing to be weird, that's my favorite thing. I know there's somebody out there who hates it.~Andy Samberg

Chance Weird Favorite

If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.~Anne Bradstreet

Chance Prove Say

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime.~Anne McCaffrey

School Child Chance

Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology.~Arne Duncan

School Community Chance

If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.~A. R. Ammons

Time May Chance

Roaring like a tiger turns some children into pianists who debut at Carnegie Hall but only crushes others. Coddling gives some the excuse to fail and others the chance to succeed.~Ayelet Waldman

Children Chance Succeed

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Good Golf Chance

If one has curiosity, then one stands the chance of attain a high level of scientific inquiry.~Ada Yonath

Curiosity Chance High

I've never had a chance to sit down and enjoy what's happened - I've been too panicked about the next move. So I took some time out. I thought either I do this now or in 10 years' time I'll end up in the Priory.~Adam Rickitt

Time End Chance

Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.~Alain Prost

Good Chance Mistake

Somewhere along the line you've got to do your apprenticeship. But I'd want half a chance of being successful at it.~Alan Shearer

Chance Successful Want

Every fight, honest to say, in this division, at this level, is a toss-up. It's a 50-50 chance.~Alistair Overeem

Fight Chance Honest

All industry, not just the mining industry, can get out and give Aboriginal companies a chance.~Andrew Forrest

Chance Aboriginal Industry

I've never had a chance to go to the Finals, and I don't have a ring - and that would be the only thing that would get me to think about it.~Antonio Davis

Chance Me Think

I jumped at the chance of doing 'Holby.' It's a great show.~Art Malik

Great Chance Doing

I have about as much control over how I look as the guy who's short and looks more like a character actor - we both have the same drive to be actors and we both have the same drive to assume these different characters, it's just harder for me to get the chance because they look at me and say, 'Oh, he's this type,' and they stamp me.~Armie Hammer

Character Short Chance

A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?~Aaron Spelling

Patience Chance Think

I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.~Aaron Johnson

Chance Swimming Acting

I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.~Adam Arkin

Chance Isolation Think

I never got a chance to be a teenager.~Agnes Bruckner

Chance Never Got

I'm not an extravagant person. You don't get a chance to spend money when you're working on a TV show.~Aidan Turner

Money Chance You

I actually write my own music whenever I have a chance. I play guitar and sing.~Alexander Ludwig

Music Chance Guitar

When we get a chance to take part in elections, I am ready to fight for leading positions, including in the presidential vote.~Alexei Navalny

I Am Fight Chance

I ran for Congress because I want to make sure others have the same chance at the dream that I had for generations to come.~Ami Bera

Chance Dream Want

When I have a chance to make some movies, I am 200 percent to concentrate about my works.~Andrew Lau

I Am Chance Movies

I had a chance to do acting again, and, I don't know, this has always been my plan of what I wanted to do.~Ashley Thomas

Chance Plan Acting

All of us who are convinced that our military needs all the support the government and public will provide are pleased that he will have his chance to do just that.~Alex Morrison

Support Government Chance

I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.~Allan Sloan

People Powerful Chance

Once in a while, I have the chance to speak to students. I learn from them as much as they learn from me. It's a great dialogue to create.~Ann Callis

Great Learn Chance

Newt Gingrich seldom misses a chance to note that he is a historian.~Adam Hochschild

Chance He Seldom

We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance.~Arthur Capper

Generation Chance Now

Growing up, I always wanted to always be something new. I thought if I was an actress, I would have a chance at doing it all. What's incredible about this profession is every role you play; you learn a different skill set. That really appealed to me.~Ashley Bell

Growing Up Learn Chance

If I've been dating someone for, say, five months, and she cheats on me, I don't think it would be worth it. I'm not committed enough to the situation to give her a second chance.~Avan Jogia

Dating Chance Me

If I get lucky and I can choose, I would always choose a really good story and screenplay, even if I don't know the director. If there's a good screenplay, there's a chance that something good is going to happen.~Ayelet Zurer

Good Chance Choose

I'm always looking for a chance to play somebody who's completely opposite of me, just because I find it more interesting.~Alex Breckenridge

Chance Me Looking

You never know how things are going to go. I think you hope that people are going to dig what you do and that you're going to get the chance to do it on a really comfortable level.~Amanda Marshall

Hope People Chance

Genre stuff is the most exciting stuff for an actor to play. I get to try new things, do things I would have never got the chance to do.~Amy Acker

Chance New Things Play

If I get a chance to act, I will act. And then I'm usually the happiest person around.~Anne Archer

Chance Act Person

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been.~Arthur Ransome

Sorry Chance You

One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon.~Avery Brooks

Children Child Chance

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. ~Aristotle

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