Here is a collection of quotes on chance:
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks”.
– Mark Zuckerberg
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave”.
– Mary Tyler Moore
“Just keep taking chances and having fun”.
– Garth Brooks
“Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act”.
– Maxwell Maltz
“But we also believe in taking risks, because that’s how you move things along”.
– Melinda Gates
“I think it’s no secret that I’ve tried to take chances in my career and also in my life, and I believe to not live in fear”.
– Nicolas Cage
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction”.
– John F. Kennedy
“Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down”.
– Charles Kettering
“The only safe thing is to take a chance”.
– Mike Nichols
“You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done”.
– Chuck Yeager
“Anytime we step out boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail. But the only way to get better is to try”.
– Joyce Meyer
“Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough”.
– David Packard
“If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories”.
– Richard M. Nixon
“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win”.
– John Paul Jones
“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
“If someone is always to blame, if every time something goes wrong someone has to be punished, people quickly stop taking risks. Without risks, there can’t be breakthroughs”.
– Peter Diamandis
“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself”.
– Robert Collier
“I believe in taking chances and living your life. Sometimes doors open and others close and you have to figure out which one you’re going to take. I’m always for the one that’s challenging”.
– Gisele Bundchen
“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves”.
– Walter Anderson
“I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them”.
– Kevin Costner
“The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable”.
– Terri Clark
“Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity”.
– Gary Ryan Blair
“One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation”.
– Walter Scott
“Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context”.
– Margaret J. Wheatley
“Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom”.
– Cat Cora
“I tend to be a person who starts with the presumption that I should trust you until you abuse the privilege, and then our relationship is forever changed. That’s a very big line, and chances are it’s not going to work if it’s crossed. I warn people that this is how I’m going to deal with it”.
– Penny Pritzker