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Fair Chance Quotes


"Give an average baby a fair chance, and if it doesn't do something it oughtn't to a doctor should be called in at once." - Jerome K Jerome

"From time to time, just about every Vanity Fair writer has a chance to sell rights to an article or a book to Hollywood." - Bryan Burrough

"What right has any human being to talk of bringing up a child? You do not bring up a tree or a plant. It brings itself up. You have to give it a fair chance by tilling the soil." - George Bernard Shaw

"Any chance beats no chance." - James Tiptree Jr.

"This is essentially a people's contest... whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men - to lift artificial weights from all shoulders - to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all - to afford all, an unfettered start and a fair chance, in the race of life." - Abraham Lincoln

"Making sure all our students get a great education, find a career that's fulfilling and rewarding, and have a chance to live out their dreams ... wouldn't just make us a more successful country - it would also make us a more fair and just one." - Bill Gates

"Take another look at your life. Give thanks. Accept your circumstances. Give thanks. Count your blessings. Give thanks. Show up for each day's meditation. Be willing to give the basic tools a fair chance. They can help you find your way." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Given a fair chance, human beings can govern themselves, and govern themselves better" - Aldous Huxley

"I am a sporting man. I always give them a fair chance to get away." - Winston Churchill

"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent." - Laurence J Peter

"Life isn't easy, life isn't fair, when you get your chance, make sure you take it." - Tyron Woodley

"it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A man who keeps company with glaciers comes to feel tolerably insignificiant by and by. The Alps and the glaciers together are able to take every bit of conceit out of a man and reduce his self-importance to zero if he will only remain within the influence of their sublime presence long enough to give it a fair and reasonable chance to do its work." - Mark Twain

"If you want to give yourself a fair chance to succeed, never expect too much too soon" - Po Bronson

"The nation was not founded by habitual groupthinkers. But it stands a fair chance of being destroyed by them." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say." - William J Clinton

"I am a sporting man. I always like to give trains and aeroplanes a fair chance of getting away." - Winston Churchill

"All's fair in love and war." - Francis Edward Smedley

"None but the brave deserve the fair." - John Dryden

"No love is foule, nor prison fair." - George Herbert

"Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions." - Helen Wills

"Who ever said the world was fair?" - Cassandra Clare

"Take a chance! All life is a chance" - Dale Carnegie

"Chance generally favors the prudent." - Joseph Joubert

"Golf is not a fair game, so why build a course fair?" - Pete Dye

"All the historians are Harvard people. It just isn't fair. Poor old Hoover from West Branch, Iowa, had no chance with that crowd;nor did Andrew Jackson from Tennessee. Nor does Lyndon Johnson from Stonewall, Texas. It just isn't fair." - Lyndon B Johnson

"If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote if a generation could defeat a depression, and define greatness for all time if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream." - Michelle Obama

"Speech is the birthright of every child. It is the deaf child's one fair chance to keep in touch with his fellows." - Helen Keller

"I think thats what all New Zealanders who are fair-minded want - a good chance for everybody to get ahead, whether its education or housing." - David Cunliffe

"I'm a salty, greasy girl. I give every french fry a fair chance. Could you just lay some lard in my belly?" - Cameron Diaz

"You've got to give people a fair chance of saying what they believe, and then you've got to decide, "Do you believe 'em?"" - Michael Bloomberg

"A good talker, even more than a good orator, implies a good audience. Modern society is too vast and too restless to give a conversationalist a fair chance." - Leslie Stephen

"The reader cannot create; that has been done for him by the author. The reader can only interpret, giving the author a fair chance to make his impression." - Robertson Davies

"She had the hard, half-apathetic expression of one who deems anything possible at the hands of Time and Chance except, perhaps, fair play." - Thomas Hardy

"The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system." - Joe Baca

"I'm changing lineups obviously to give everybody their best opportunity to show what they can do. Just giving everybody their fair chance to assess that properly." - Michael Cooper

"Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised." - Herbert Croly

"I think that's what all New Zealanders who are fair-minded want - a good chance for everybody to get ahead, whether it's education or housing." - David Cunliffe

"From time to time, just about every 'Vanity Fair' writer has a chance to sell rights to an article or a book to Hollywood." - Bryan Burrough

"Next time, please pay a fair price for the services you depend on. Those have a better chance of surviving the bubbles," - Dave Winer

"The idea of freedom is quite in accord with a general, though vague, sentiment among us; it is an idea of fair play, of giving everyone a chance; and nothing arouses more general and active indignation among our people than the belief that some one or some class is not getting a fair chance." - Charles Horton Cooley

"It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance." - Margaret Fuller

"No man was ever wise by chance." - Seneca the Younger

"Practice means cutting down chance and risk." - Donnie Burns

"Luck is being ready for the chance." - J. Frank Dobie

"Chance is the providence of adventurers." - Laurence Sterne

"Chance favors only those who court her." - Charles Nicolle

"Nothing, including human suffering, happens by chance......" - John Calvin

"We live by choice, not by chance." - Hal Urban

"So you're telling me there's a chance!" - Lloyd

"Too fair to worship, too divine to love." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"It's a fair wind that blew men to ale." - Washington Irving

"Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game." - Jack Nicklaus

"Well, all's fair in love, war and fooling the critics." - Victor Borge

"When the candles are out all women are fair." - Plutarch

"We really care about photography at Vanity Fair." - Graydon Carter

"Fall the deep curtains, delicate the weave, fair the thread." - Hilda Doolittle

"An old man dies, a little girl lives. Fair trade." - Frank Miller

"The wisdom is your glory. By wisdom you will be fair to yourself and fair to others." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Most learned of the fair, most fair of the learned. [Lat., Delle belle eruditissima, delle erudite bellissima.]" - Jacopo Sannazaro

"My inheritance how lordly wide and fair; Time is my fair seed-field, to Time I'm heir." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"O heresy in fair, fit for these days, A giving hand, though foul, shall have fair praise." - William Shakespeare

"Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Work hard...have fair...dream big. We only get one chance at this life. If you're going to play this game, play it to win." - Robert Herjavec

"I do not say that all men are equal in their ability, character and motivation. I do say that every American should be given a fair chance to develop all the talents they may have." - John F Kennedy

"It is now true that this is God's Country, if equal rights-a fair start and an equal chance in the race of life are everywhere secured to all." - Rutherford B Hayes

"All we seek is an America where every person is given the chance to productively contribute to his country and where he can receive a fair and equitable share of the wealth that production creates." - Coretta Scott King

"Our individualism is rooted in our very nature. It is based on conviction born of experience. Equal opportunity, the demand for a fair chance, became the formula of American Individualism because it is the method of American achievement." - Herbert Hoover

"But to be fair, Arsenal are a quality side. They're not where they are by chance - they are not top of the league and unbeaten because they are a bad team." - Frank Lampard

"It disturbs me the willful, deliberate denial (by the FDA, of) our own citizens, a fair chance to use Laetrile, when all the record (shows) it is not toxic, ... is safe, ... and is effective." - Luther L. Bohanon

"Donald Trump, I hate to tell people who are concerned about it, is not going to be impeached. The American people believe in giving somebody a fair chance. He's a new president. There have been troubles, there have been problems." - Mark Shields

"[Donald] Trump is going to appeal better to African Americans, Hispanics, and others than previous Republican candidates because he's talking about what they want: a fair chance to have a better life economically." - Jeff Sessions

"But I'm also gonna give you a fair warning that there's a good chance I'll do something like that again, probably in the next week - not on purpose. Only 'cause it's how my brain works." - Rosie O'Donnell

"Fair stood the wind for France, When we our sails advance, Nor now to prove our chance, Longer will tarry; But putting to the main At Kaux, the mouth of Seine, With all his martial train, Landed King Harry." - Michael Drayton

"If you're low-income in the United States, you have a higher chance of going to jail than you do of getting a four-year degree. And that doesn't seem entirely fair." - Bill Gates

"If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream." - Michelle Obama

"It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel, we elected to become a society that never made contact, that never gave SETI a fair chance." - Barney Oliver

"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

"It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel, we elected to become a society that never made contact, that never gave SETI a fair chance." - Bernard M. Oliver

"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

"Growing up in Harlem, I had the chance to practice with a Negro League team. At fifteen, I was over six feet tall and a fair athlete, but my skills didn't come close to some of the players I saw." - Walter Dean Myers

"Everybody should have a fair deal; everybody should have the chance to life in this world. If we were evolved as human beings, we would hopefully be able to alleviate suffering in the world." - Vivienne Westwood

"You got to be able to love again. You got to give everybody a fair chance. Everybody deserves a fair chance. I'm talking about building that wall, coming out of a relationship and feeling like, well, I'm going to hold back. You turn into your ex. When you find a person that's worth letting your wall down , and you feel it in your stomach, just don't fight it. Just let it happen." - Teyana

"Writers must be fair and remember even bad guys (most of them, anyway) see themselves as good-they are the heroes of their own lives. Giving them a fair chance as characters can create some interesting shades of gray-and shades of gray are also a part of life." - Stephen King

"I have a 10 year old at home, and she is always saying, 'That's not fair.' When she says that, I say, "Honey, you're cute; that's not fair. Your family is pretty well off; that's not fair. You were born in America; that's not fair. Honey, you had better pray to God that things don't start getting fair for you." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Chance never writ a legible book; chance never built a fair house; chance never drew a neat picture; it never did any of these things, nor ever will; nor can it be without absurdity supposed able to do them; which yet are works very gross and rude, very easy and feasible, as it were, in comparison to the production of a flower or a tree." - Isaac Barrow

"Fair is fair; all love is war." - Kyle Busch

"Every fair from fair sometime declines" - William Shakespeare

"Fair weather weddings make fair weather lives." - Richard Hovey

"Your skin's so fair its not fair" - St Vincent

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." - Joseph Barth

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny." - Jean Nidetch

"Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut." - Robert Newton Peck

"Ain't no chance if you dont take it." - Guy Clark

"You hit home runs not by chance, but by preparation." - Roger Maris

"Chance does nothing that has not been prepared beforehand." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"Chance works for us when we are good captains." - George Meredith

"There is no such thing as no chance." - Henry Ford

"You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game." - Eminem

"Chance is the only source of true novelty." - Francis Crick

"A fool must now and then be right, by chance" - William Cowper

"Free will is to mind what chance is to matter." - Charles Darwin

"Every breath is a new beginning and a new chance." - Julia Gregson

"You have only one chance to raise your child." - Jackie Kennedy

"People don't cheat by chance, they cheat by choice." - Tony Gaskins

"Any memory for the most part depending on chance." - Philip Larkin

"Life is too precious to be left to chance" - Walter Moers

"Most men, like plants, possess hidden qualities which chance discovers." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"There's a 30% chance that it's already raining." - Karen Smith

"I always leave room for serendipity and chance." - Ken Stott

"Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn." - Alexander Pope

"A well-grounded assurance is always attended with three fair handmaids: love, humility and holy joy." - Thomas Brooks

"A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence." - Dante Alighieri

"How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence." - Benjamin Disraeli

"It is fair to judge peoples by the rights they will sacrifice most for." - Clarence Day

"Women are as roses, whose fair flower, being once displayed, doth fall that very hour." - William Shakespeare

"I got a horse for my wife. I thought it was a fair swap." - Bob Monkhouse

"If she undervalues me, What care I how fair she be?" - Walter Raleigh

"If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly." - David Hackworth

"Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase is fruits of innocence and blessedness." - William C Bryant

"But treat dimes fair and I'm bigger than the city lights down in times square" - Puff Daddy

"Look on this beautiful world, and read the truth in her fair page." - William C Bryant

"the world has been fair cruel if you've never known the love of a dog!" - Myrtle Reed

"And let us mind, faint heart ne'er wan A lady fair." - James Drummond Burns

"People say life ain't fairlife is very fair. People aren't fairpeople are terrible." - Patrice O'Neal

"We should keep [the Panama Canal]. After all, we stole it fair and square." - S I Hayakawa

"To a fair day open the window, but make you ready as to a foule." - George Herbert

"Im pretty fair-skinned, so I need to get in the sun for a little while." - Jon Lester

"... The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." - Charles Dickens

"There must be real gods see, the painted gods how fair!" - Hilda Doolittle

"All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Good day, fair maidens." - Val Venis

"Fair words cost nothing." - John Gay

"Turnabout is fair play." - Proverbs

"Heigh, ho, fair Rosalynde!" - Thomas Lodge

"Fat, fair, and forty." - Walter Scott

"Farewell, fair cruelty." - William Shakespeare

"Play fair, okay?" - Colleen Haskell

"Forget about Republican or Democrat - what about the kid in the middle of the country who wants to play the drums, the kid who wants to learn how to write a book, or the kid who wants to write a screenplay? We need to give them access to the arts. It's not fair that if you live in a different part of the country, you don't have the chance to learn. And it's not fair that if you don't have as much money, you don't have the chance to learn." - Kimberly Peirce

"Let us be adventurers for another world. It is at least a fair and noble chance; and there is nothing in this worth our thoughts or our passions. If we should be disappointed, we are still no worse than the rest of our fellow-mortals; and if we succeed in our expectations we are eternally happy." - Gilbert Burnet

"Economic growth is the key to everything. But once you have economic growth, it is important that we reach out to people who live in the shadows, the people who don't seem to ever think that they get a fair deal. And that includes people in our minority community; that includes people who feel as though they don't have a chance to move up." - John Kasich

"Not even God can make something fair out of what is intrinsically unfair. Only one thing can be done. Something must break through the crust of unfairness and create a chance for a new fairness. Only forgiveness can make the breakthrough." - Lewis B Smedes

"Bind up those tresses. O, what love I note In the fair multitude of those her hairs! Where but by chance a silver drop hath fallen, Even to that drop ten thousand wiry friends Do glue themselves in sociable grief, Like true, inseparable, faithful loves, Sticking together in calamity." - William Shakespeare

"Let us be adventurers for another world. It is at least a fair and noble chance; and there is nothing in this worth our thoughts or our passions. If we should be disappointed, we are still no worse than the rest of our fellow-mortals; and if we succeed in our expectations we are eternally happy." - Bishop Gilbert Burnet

"We must adopt reforms which will expand the range of opportunities for all Americans. We can fulfill the American dream only when each person has a fair chance to fulfill his own dreams. This means equal voting rights, equal employment opportunity and new opportunities for expanded ownership, because in order to be secure in their human rights, people need access to property rights." - Richard M. Nixon

"I nearly dropped the plate I held. "You've asked me out tons of times." "Not really. I've made inapproprite suggestions and frequently pushed for nudity. But I've never asked you out on a real date. And, if memory serves, you did say you'd give me a fair chance once I let you clean out my trust fund." "I didn't clean it out," I scoffed." - Richelle Mead

"The America to which these Swedish settlers came was a land that needed the hardy qualities they brought. It was not a land that was particularly softhearted towards newcomers, but everyone believed that each should have a fair chance regardless of his origin." - Harry S Truman

"The way we get past capitalism is by building on the healthy non-capitalist aspects of our world while we also do pitched battle with the capitalist ones that we have a fair chance of winning against. In that way we build a better world and shrink the destructive capitalist practices that are part of the social fabric." - Cynthia Kauffman

"I share this view, that Hillary Clinton did not get a fair chance with both media perspectives and the subtleties on the gender discrimination. I think there was in the media particularly there's a zone of protection around Senator Obama on race where none existed on gender." - Maria Echaveste



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