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"Matrimony is the only game of chance the clergy favor." - Emily Murphy

"Chess is and will always be a game of chance." - Jan Hein Donner

"The best way to win at a game of chance is to remove chance from the equation." - Daniel Silva

"Sailboat racing becomes a game of chance only when you are not prepared" - Buddy Melges

"I had no chance of controlling a ball game until I first controlled myself." - Carl Hubbell

"[Answering to the question, 'Is this a game of chance?':] Not the way I play it." - W C Fields

"I like the idea of chance coming into filmmaking, in shooting, in editing, and I do make space in my rules of game for chance." - Jorgen Leth

"Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize." - Ramman Kenoun

"The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle." - Alexis De Tocqueville

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

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

"Poker is a skill game pretending to be a chance game." - James Altucher

"There is general agreement among researchers that nearly all stock pickers, whether they know it or not-and few of them do-are playing a game of chance." - Daniel Kahneman

"If life is a video game, then most of us have no chance of winning, if by winning you mean succeeding in a quest or saving a princess." - Douglas Lain

"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

"I look back over my career and I almost pissed it away. I got a second chance and I've made the most of my opportunity. I play every game like it's the last game of my career." - Albert Belle

"I have had to change the game to one that is a match of wits rather than brawn to give myself a fighting chance." - Todd Rogers

"You have the greatest chance of winning when your first commitment is to a total and enthusiastic involvement in the game itself. Enthusiasm is what matters most." - John Brodie

"I quit because I didnt feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game." - Barry Sanders

"I quit because I didn't feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game." - Barry Sanders

"The more you hesitate in a game, the more your chance of getting hit. Your focus isn't there. When you hesitate, usually you're in trouble." - Sidney Crosby

"When you're in something like 'Game of Thrones' and get the chance to play a part like Bronn, with that cast and with Peter Dinklage, it's wonderful." - Jerome Flynn

"Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table." - Ambrose Bierce

"Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind." - Tracy Austin

"The only game. The game of thrones." - George R R Martin

"A game is where you win and lose, and both are part of it. When there is more chance of losing, it is more charming. The game has value when it is tough. So some little problems that come in life are part of the whole game." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Releasing a record is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the promotion of the product, but you have to play the game if you are to have a chance of competing in the market place." - John Barrow

"Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success." - Bo Bennett

"Chess is a fighting game which is purely intellectual and includes chance." - Richard Reti

"One is always more vexed at losing a game of any sort by a single hole or ace, than if one has never had a chance of winning it." - William Hazlitt

"1 in 10 chance perhaps, but save Chile! worth spending; not concerned; no involvement of embassy; $10,000,00 available, more if necessary; full-time job - best men we have; game plan; make the economy scream; 48 hours for plan of action." - Richard Nixon

"Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game." - Gary Gygax

"When I started playing the game of baseball, the more I played and the better numbers I got, the more I started thinking about the Hall of Fame. But I never thought I had a chance to be there." - Roberto Alomar

"Tennis is a funny game, and it takes a life-time of keeping one's eyes open on the circuit to have any chance of understanding the strange phenomena that exist in our exciting sport!" - Sania Mirza

"Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game." - Ted Williams

"In going for the last shot of the game most people wait too long to take the shot. Give yourself a chance to get the first shot and tap the ball in. Your players are normally inside the defense." - Norm Sloan

"If you score first, you have a 75 per cent chance of not losing the game. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to work out that you have to get off to a good start and score." - Phil Brown

"Ted Williams is one of the best hitters ever to play the game, and I didn't get a chance to see him play, so all I could do was read books and look at pictures." - Tony Gwynn

"Just before I got down here I had a chance to see Agassi play another game and he smoked another player, which was nice to see. Someone who a lot of people thought couldn't come back and now he's winning." - Elvis Stojko

"Life is a journey towards truth, we have something to learn from each other, and everybody ought to have a chance to make the journey. So for us, a community is just made up of anybody who accepts the rules of the game, everybody counts, everybody has a role to play, everybody deserves a chance and we all do better when we work together" - William J Clinton

"A closing team is so important in the NBA. The last seven minutes is what you are always coaching to get to. Now you have your team set, you have the match-ups you want, you have your time-outs, your chance to finish the game, and that's my job, to get us to that position during the course of the game." - Doug Collins

"You don't think about anything because you just try to playevery game, every point. If you get some chance, you try to take this chance." - Nikolay Davydenko

"I was disappointed if I didn't have a chance to win a game, and if I had the chance and didn't do it..." - Jerry West

"Basketball's a game of mistakes." - Gregg Popovich

"I love 'Game of Thrones." - Robin Thicke

"I love 'Game of Thrones.'" - Robin Thicke

"The game of baseball is a clean, straight game." - William Howard Taft

"Somehow the rap game remind me of the crack game" - Nas

"The bad player is the one who tries to calculate and play with the odds, as if his game, his life, were one of a large number of games. To do so is at best to succumb to another necessity, the necessity of large numbers. The good player does not fool himself, and accepts that there is exactly one chance, which produces by chance the necessity and even the purpose that he experiences." - Ian Hacking

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

"And you let go of your chance." - Iza Calzado

"Chance makes a football of man's life." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Chance is the providence of adventurers." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Events are not a matter of chance." - Gamal Abdel Nasser

"What I meant by that is, any time you have adversity, now you've got a chance to see all of these guys play every game the rest of the way like it's a playoff game. What you want guys to do when there's adversity is to play harder and play better, and that's when you see what kind of guys you have in your locker room." - Mike Shanahan

"If you equate the probability of the birth of a bacteria cell to chance assembly of its atoms, eternity will not suffice to produce one Faced with the enormous sum of lucky draws behind the success of the evolutionary game, one may legitimately wonder to what extent this success is actually written into the fabric of the universe." - Christian de Duve

"Playing with Aaron Rodgers, every time I went into a game you always felt like no matter what happens, he was going to bail you out somehow. He was that kind of guy. He was one of the three or four guys you have in the league right now that no matter where you are or what's going on in the game, you have a chance with him." - Charles Woodson

"Playing with Aaron Rodgers, every time I went into a game you always felt like no matter what happens, he was going to bail you out somehow. He was that kind of guy. He was one of the three or four guys you have in the league right now that no matter where you are or what's going on in the game, you have a chance with him." - Charles Woodson

"Playing with Aaron Rodgers, every time I went into a game you always felt like no matter what happens, he was going to bail you out somehow. He was that kind of guy. He was one of the three or four guys you have in the league right now that no matter where you are or what's going on in the game, you have a chance with him." - Charles Woodson

"Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably." - Truman Capote

"Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably." - Truman Capote

"My books often involve characters who began in some form of mental isolation, with a feeling of having died to the world. Then they become involved in some kind of action where by necessity they're forced to reengage, to get back into the game of life, as it were. You could say that about 'Chance.'" - Kem Nunn

"Every phenomenon, however trifling it be, has a cause, and a mind infinitely powerful, and infinitely well-informed concerning the laws of nature could have foreseen it from the beginning of the ages. If a being with such a mind existed, we could play no game of chance with him; we should always lose." - Henri Poincare

"It's easy to feel happy when things are going your way. The trick is to remain inspired in difficult situations. That's where life stops being a game of chance and becomes one of skill. That's when, if you can stay serene in the face of adversity, you get back on track in half the time it might otherwise take." - Jonathan Cainer

"The thing I want you especially to understand is this feeling of divine revelation. I feel that this structure was "out there" all along I just couldn't see it. And now I can! This is really what keeps me in the math game- the chance that I might glimpse some kind of secret underlying truth, some sort of message from the gods." - Paul Lockhart

"Jazz is not a game of chance. Its sonorous disorder is only an appearance. It is an organized force obeying obscure laws, conforming to a secret technique, codified or not, and we discover that no one can become a virtuoso on the spur of the moment in this orchestra of 'noisemakers." - Wanda Landowska

"Poker is the game closest to the western conception of life, where life and thought are recognized as intimately combined, where free will prevails over philosophies of fate or of chance, where men are considered moral agents and where - at least in the short run - the important thing is not what happens but what people think happens." - John Lukacs

"Whether game theory leads to clear-cut solutions, to vague solutions, or to impasses, it does achieve one thing. In bringing techniques of logical and mathematical analysis gives men an opportunity to bring conflicts up from the level of fights, where the intellect is beclouded by passions, to the level of games, where the intellect has a chance to operate." - Anatol Rapoport

"It's frustrating at times when you think you've earned a chance to play on the field and you're over there sitting on the bench. That's not the kind of player I am. I'm the kind of player who wants to be out there on the field and needs to contribute every minute of every game." - Freddy Adu

"Skill is a function of chance. It's an intuitive best-use of chance situations." - Philip K Dick

"Skill is a function of chance. It's an intuitive best-use of chance situations." - Philip K Dick

"Thus God himself was too kind to remain idle and began to play the game of signatures signing his likeness unto the world: therefore I chance to think that all nature and the graceful sky are symbolized in the art of Geometria." - Johannes Kepler

"When Alekhine recognizes the weakness in his position he has a tendency to become very aggressive. Patient defence is not for him if he can see the slightest chance of creating an attack. Yet sound strategy often demands that you submit to the opponent's will so as to strengthen your weaknesses and get rid of defects in your game." - Emanuel Lasker

"I think just about everybody ought to get a second chance and I'd like to see it worked out, because he (Pete Rose) brought a lot of joy to the game, and he gave a lot of joy to people, and he's paid a price - God knows, he's paid a price." - William J Clinton

"I guess it's good in a sense that it stops any of it from happening, but now you're telling me if it's Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play he's going to be like, 'Well, do I want this $10,000 or do I want a championship?'" - Blake Griffin

"But it's still a coach's game. Make no mistake. You start at the top. If you don't have a good one at the top, you don't have a cut dog's chance. If you do, the rest falls into place. You have to have good assistants, and a lot of things, but first you have to have the chairman of the board." - Bear Bryant

"War is the admission of defeat in the face of conflicting interests: by war the issue is left to chance, and the tacit assumption that the best man will win is not at all justified. It might equally be argued that the worst, the most unscrupulous man will win, although history will continue the absurd game by finding him after all the best man." - Germaine Greer

"I am totally confident not that the world will get better, but that we should not give up the game before all the cards have been played. The metaphor is deliberate; life is a gamble. Not to play is to foreclose any chance of winning. To play, to act, is to create at least a possibility of changing the world." - Howard Zinn

"I would say, you have a unique chance of learning more about the game of chess with your computer than Bobby Fischer, or even myself, could manage throughout our entire lives. What is very important is that you will use this power productively and you will not be hijacked by the computer screen. Always keep your personality intact." - Garry Kasparov

"The more real I got on 'The Bourne Identity,' the more interesting it got. So 'Fair Game' was the chance to go a few more steps in that direction. In fact, I discovered this whole other world that I had ignored in the 'Bourne' franchise, which is the domestic life of a spy, and how you make the two halves of your life coexist." - Doug Liman

"We had a chance to see a lot of different styles of play and you had to adapt to the different style each team plays. That?s going to help us come tournament time because the game in the Pac-10 is different from the Big East and we know how to adapt to the different styles. I?m glad I had that opportunity." - Allan Ray

"Pessimist by policy, optimist by temperament- it is possible to be both. How? By never taking an unnecessary chance and by minimizing the risks you can't avoid. This permits you to play out the game untroubled by the certainty of the outcome." - Robert A Heinlein

"I want everybody to feel he has a chance to get into a game when he comes to the ballpark. I play guys when I want to so they'll be ready when I have to. I don't consider myself a motivator of players. I think it's an insult to a ballplayer to have to be motivated." - Gene Mauch

"I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn't mean I'm going to get a hit every game, but that's one of the reasons I've come a long way as a hitter" - Mark Mcgwire

"So many good things have happened to me in the game of baseball. When I do allow myself a chance to think about it, it's almost like a storybook career. You feel so blessed to have been able to compete this long." - Cal Ripken Jr

"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." - Earl Weaver

"Pessimist by policy, optimist by temperament - it is possible to be both. How? By never taking an unnecessary chance and by minimizing risks you can't avoid. This permits you to play out the game happily, untroubled by the certainty of the outcome." - Robert A Heinlein

"The game has changed since the '70s as more coaches have looked at ways to make it tougher on defenses. But I'm glad my career turned out the way it did - I would have never gotten a chance to learn the defensive side of the ball." - Tony Dungy

"Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world's best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL." - Hunter S Thompson

"I'm not interested in going to casting after casting, trying to get into that game. So there is a part of me that knows that I will do more characters, even if I have to produce those projects myself to get those projects out there. If the right characters come along, I would love to. I would jump at the chance." - Sharlto Copley

"I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn't mean I'm going to get a hit every game, but that's one of the reasons I've come a long way as a hitter." - Mark Mcgwire

"You never know when you're going to throw a no-hitter or if you're ever going to get the chance to do it. It's one of those deals where the ninth inning comes around; it's either going to be your night or just a complete game." - Jon Lester

"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." - Earl Weaver

"I run an academy in Spain for young footballers who are released by their clubs and who, in my opinion, deserve a second chance. It is a rewarding job for me, but one that also reveals many of the faults in the English game." - Glenn Hoddle

"Results, are the name of the game..." - Jim Rohn

"Excellence is the name of the game..." - Judith Jamison

"Football is a game of tomorrows." - Geoff Hurst

"Politics is a game of friends." - Jean Chretien

"I'm passionate about the game of football." - Ladainian Tomlinson

"Game of Thrones is great. Love it." - Jesse Metcalfe

"Baseball is a game of the soul." - Pedro Martinez

"Chess is a game of bad moves." - Andrew Soltis

"Anybody on for a game of tennis?" - George Bernard Shaw

"I love the game of baseball." - Dusty Baker

"I love the game of baseball." - Nomar Garciaparra

"The integrity of the game is everything." - Peter Ueberroth

"'Game of Thrones' is great. Love it." - Jesse Metcalfe

"'Game of Thrones' focuses on what's real." - Maisie Williams

"Conversation is a game of circles." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

"I love an iPad game of Scrabble." - Lwren Scott

"The nature of the game is pain." - Ll Cool J

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

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

"...in the shaping of a life, chance and the ability to respond to chance are everything." - Eric Hoffer

"Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance." - Calvin Coolidge

"Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few." - Edward G Bulwerlytton

"I would rather get out of the game than stay in the game to change the game." - Danielle LaPorte

"You saw him standing out there, and you knew you had a pretty damn good chance to win the baseball game." - Red Ruffing

"I was convinced before the game that we had a very good chance but today was what you would call in Germany a blackout." - Felix Magath

"I'm mad at him, too, for being out late. But I'm not mad enough to take a chance on losing a ball game and possibly the pennant." - Casey Stengel

"Be a football to Time and Chance, the more kicks, the better, so that you inspect the whole game and know its utmost law." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I love baseball. The game allowed me the influence to impact kids in a positive way. This gives me a chance to talk to some social issues." - Cal Ripken Jr

"In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver

"Instead of playing the game "Making Life Wonderful", we often play the game called "Who's Right". Do you know that game? It's a game where everybody loses." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin." - Branch Rickey

"A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin." - Branch Rickey

"I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Chess isn't a game of speed, it is a game of speech through actions" - Matt Selman

"The game of keeping what one has is never so exciting as the game of getting." - Zora Neale Hurston

"The game of basketball is one thing, but the image of the game is another thing." - Earl Monroe

"Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots." - Ben Hogan

"Revolutions are not born of chance but of necessity." - Victor Hugo

"Golf is just a game - and an idiotic game most of the time." - Mark Calcavecchia

"When you watch the game, be a student of the game." - Don Meyer

"The game we are playing her is closest to the old game of 'Christians and lions.'" - Robert Crandall

"With pro-gaming that's one of the toughest parts - living game to game." - Jeremy Lin

"For a game it is too serious, for seriousness too much of a game." - Moses Mendelssohn

"You know why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game." - Bernhard Langer

"You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game." - Bernhard Langer

"It's a tough game, and you never want to take that aspect out of the game." - Mark Messier

"The first game of the year is always an in-season adjustment game." - Tony Romo

"The game of golf was bigger than Jack Nicklaus when Jack was dominating the game." - Tim Finchem

"[F]or the most part football these days is the opium of the people, not to speak of their crack cocaine. Its icon is the impeccably Tory, slavishly conformist Beckham. The Reds are no longer the Bolsheviks. Nobody serious about political change can shirk the fact that the game has to be abolished. And any political outfit that tried it on would have about as much chance of power as the chief executive of BP has in taking over from Oprah Winfrey." - Terry Eagleton

"Random chance was not a sufficient explanation of the Universe-in fact, random chance was not sufficient to explain random chance; the pot could not hold itself." - Robert A Heinlein

"As in the game of billiards, the balls are constantly producing effects from mere chance, which the most skillful player could neither execute nor foresee, but which, when they do happen, serve mainly to teach him how much he has still to learn; so it is in the most profound and complicated game of politics and diplomacy. In both cases, we can only regulate our play by what we have seen, rather than by what we have hoped; and by what we have experienced, rather than by what we have expected." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Forgiveness is an act of creation. You can choose from many ways to do it. You can forgive for now, forgive till then, forgive till the next time, forgive but give no more chances it's a whole new game if there is another incident. You can give one more chance, give several more chances, give many chances, give chances only if. You can forgive part, all, or half of the offense. You can devise a blanket of forgiveness. You decide" - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"A lot of people are doubting us right now, ... But the reality is that we've lost two conference games on the last play of the game. . . . We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores running around out there, and they're good players. You look at us on paper, and I think we have the chance to develop into a very good football team this year and into next." - Kyle Whittingham

"I've been able to do a lot of things in the movies. I've been able to run with the buffalo, you know. I've been able to pitch a perfect game in Yankee Stadium. I've been in the bathtub with Susan Sarandon. I've had a lot of chances to do a lot of things. I enjoy sports, but I enjoy sports so much to the point that I wouldn't do the movie unless I thought it had a chance to be good." - Kevin Costner



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