„The only safe thing is to take a chance.“

—  Elaine May

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„What kind of man would live where there is no danger? I don't believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all.“

—  Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974

As quoted in Lindbergh: Flight's Enigmatic Hero (2002) by Von Hardesty

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„General Wei Qing's victory was only a thing of chance.
And General Li Guang's thwarted effort was his fate, not his fault.“

—  Wang Wei a Tang dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman 699 - 759

"Song of an Old General" (老将行)
Original: (zh) 卫青不败由天幸, 李广无功缘数奇。

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„We want to take a chance on more democracy.“

—  Willy Brandt German social-democratic politician; Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany 1913 - 1992

Wir wollen mehr Demokratie wagen.
government policy statement on 28 October 1969, p. 1, bwbs.de http://www.bwbs.de/UserFiles/File/PDF/Regierungserklaerung691028.pdf (PDF file).

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„I've got to take this chance and make it into something good.“

—  James Morrison English singer-songwriter and guitarist 1984

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„If you don't have fear then you are not taking a chance.“

—  Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952

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Kontext: Oh, yeah, I'm scared. If you don't have fear then you are not taking a chance. But what I do have is a team. If your collaborators are there, which is what answers the fear question, and they all are as impassioned as you are, and believe in it, then your fear is mitigated.

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„Chance and chance alone has a message for us… Only chance can speak to us.“

—  Milan Kundera, buch Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins

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„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 American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

from Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook, ed. Dorothy Carnegie, as cited in Words of Wisdom https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0671695878, William Safire & Leonard Safir, Simon and Schuster (reprint, 1990), p. 87

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