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CHANCE
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[ Also see Accident Adventure Cards Certainty Choice Destiny Doubt Fate Fickleness Fortune Gambling Luck Opportunity Providence Vicissitudes Wagers ]

There is no doubt such a thing as chance, but I see no reason why Providence should not make use of it.
      - William Gilmore Simms

Can that which is not shape, shape the things that are?
  Is chance omnipotent--resolve me why
    The meanest shellfish, and the noblest brute,
      Transmit their likeness to the years that come?
      - Dilnot Sladden

Chance never helps those who do riot help themselves.
      - Sophocles

What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
      - Jeremy Taylor

How often things occur by mere chance, which we dared not even to hope for.
  [Lat., Quam saepe forte temere eveniunt, quae non audeas optare!]
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), Phormio
         (V, 1, 31)

A lucky chance, that oft decides the fate
  Of mighty monarchs.
      - James Thomson (1), Seasons--Summer
         (l. 1,285)

He talks nonsense; to a sensible man there is no such thing as chance.
  [Ger., Er spricht Unsinn; fur den Vernunftigen
    Menschen giebt es gar keinen Zufall.]
      - Ludwig Tieck, Fortunat

The mines of knowledge are often laid bare by the hazel-wand of chance.
      - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Chance is a world void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        A Philosophical Dictionary


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