It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.
Cultivate your curiosity. Keep it sharp and always working. Consider curiosity your life preserver, your willingness to try something new. Second, enlarge your enthusiasm to include the pursuit to excellence, following every task through to completion. Third, make the law of averages work for you. By budgeting your time more carefully than most people you can make more time available. Does the combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and the law of averages guarantee success Indeed it does not … Success in the final analysis always involves luck or the element of chance. Louis Pasteur grasped this well when he said that chance favors the prepared mind.
John W. Hanley
Good soldiers never pass up a chance to eat or sleep. They never know how much they’ll be called on to do before the next chance.
Lois McMaster Bujold
In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
No man ever became wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others it is in yourself alone.
Orison Swett Marden
That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
The task is overwhelming, and the chance is slight. We must take the chance or die.
Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut.
Robert Newton Peck
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat.
Sri da Avabhas
You never have a chance for your luck to operate if you don’t take risks.