„A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.“

—  John Wayne

Última atualização 3 de Março de 2020. História
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jogador de futebol americano dos Estados Unidos 1907 - 1979

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—  Jonathan Safran Foer, livro Everything Is Illuminated

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„God always offers us a second chance in life.“

—  Paulo Coelho, livro Na Margem do Rio Piedra Eu Sentei e Chorei

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„Give him a chance, not push him up if he will not be pushed. Help any man who stumbles; if he lies down, it is a poor job to try to carry him; but if he is a worthy man, try your best to see that he gets a chance to show the worth that is in him.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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Contexto: The right to regulate the use of wealth in the public interest is universally admitted. Let us admit also the right to regulate the terms and conditions of labor, which is the chief element of wealth, directly in the interest of the common good. The fundamental thing to do for every man is to give him a chance to reach a place in which he will make the greatest possible contribution to the public welfare. Understand what I say there. Give him a chance, not push him up if he will not be pushed. Help any man who stumbles; if he lies down, it is a poor job to try to carry him; but if he is a worthy man, try your best to see that he gets a chance to show the worth that is in him.

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„I told you once how I believe it isn't love that dies, it's the man and the woman, something in the man and the woman that dies, doesn't deserve the chance any more to love.“

—  William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962

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„Chance is First, Law is Second, the tendency to take habits is Third. Mind is First, Matter is Second, Evolution is Third.“

—  Charles Sanders Peirce American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist 1839 - 1914

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Contexto: The origin of things, considered not as leading to anything, but in itself, contains the idea of First, the end of things that of Second, the process mediating between them that of Third. A philosophy which emphasises the idea of the One, is generally a dualistic philosophy in which the conception of Second receives exaggerated attention: for this One (though of course involving the idea of First) is always the other of a manifold which is not one. The idea of the Many, because variety is arbitrariness and arbitrariness is repudiation of any Secondness, has for its principal component the conception of First. In psychology Feeling is First, Sense of reaction Second, General conception Third, or mediation. In biology, the idea of arbitrary sporting is First, heredity is Second, the process whereby the accidental characters become fixed is Third. Chance is First, Law is Second, the tendency to take habits is Third. Mind is First, Matter is Second, Evolution is Third.

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„Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.“

—  Paul Theroux American travel writer and novelist 1941

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—  Ralph Barton Perry American philosopher 1876 - 1957

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„Chance encounters are what keep us going.“

—  Haruki Murakami, livro Kafka on the Shore

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„Never miss a chance… to keep your mouth shut.“

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„There is no invisible hand guiding these processes, dealing out victory to the most deserving.
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—  Ivar Ekeland French mathematician 1944

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„At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

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Contexto: In his heart every man knows quite well that, being unique, he will be in the world only once and that no imaginable chance will for a second time gather together into a unity so strangely variegated an assortment as he is: he knows it but he hides it like a bad conscience—why? From fear of his neighbor, who demands conventionality and cloaks himself with it. But what is it that constrains the individual to fear his neighbor, to think and act like a member of a herd, and to have no joy in himself? Modesty, perhaps, in a few rare cases. With the great majority it is indolence, inertia. … Men are even lazier than they are timid, and fear most of all the inconveniences with which unconditional honesty and nakedness would burden them. Artists alone hate this sluggish promenading in borrowed fashions and appropriated opinions and they reveal everyone’s secret bad conscience, the law that every man is a unique miracle.