Chance

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Quotations about chance

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  • In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
    • Louis Pasteur, in a lecture, University of Lille (7 December 1854)
    • Variant translation: Chance favors the prepared mind.
  • I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

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Anonymous

  • He who waits for chance may wait for a year.
    • Proverb, published in The Jo|Chancef Negro History (1916)

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