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Quotes About Second Chances in Life & Love

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Quote: To take that second chance, we need to notice where we are and be open to the possibility of growing. by author Holly Elissa Bruno overlaid on photo of blue flowers in tilt shift lens
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To take that second chance, we need to notice where we are and be open to the possibility of growing.


Quote: America loves a forgiveness story. America is the land of second chances. by author Michael Caputo overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Caputo with quote

America loves a forgiveness story. America is the land of second chances.


Quote: If it weren't for second chances, we'd all be alone. by author Gregory Alan Isakov overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

If it weren't for second chances, we'd all be alone.


Quote: You don't get a second chance to get it right the first time. by author Howard Dwayne Livingston overlaid on photo of short-furred white kitten lying on bed
Photo Credit: Amy Chen

You don't get a second chance to get it right the first time.


Quote: When you stand at the abyss, you fall to your knees and you fucking grab for any comfort, any little thing to keep it from swallowing you whole. by author T. A. Webb overlaid on photo of foggy mountains
Photo Credit: Simon Berger

When you stand at the abyss, you fall to your knees and you fucking grab for any comfort, any little thing to keep it from swallowing you whole.


Quote: This fathering is a man's second chance at living. by author Angelo Patri overlaid on photo of men's white dress shirt
Photo Credit: Jana Sabeth

This fathering is a man's second chance at living.


Quote: Forgiveness is the highest degree of a trust in a better man. by author Slaven Vujic overlaid on photo of person submerged on body of water holding sparkler
Photo Credit: Kristopher Roller

Forgiveness is the highest degree of a trust in a better man.




Quote: Find comfort in little things and joy in unexpected moments. by author Holly Elissa Bruno overlaid on photo of man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars
Photo Credit: Joshua Earle

Find comfort in little things and joy in unexpected moments.


Quote: Chance is not a word to toss in the air. It's a word to take in, a word to give yourself. by author Michelle Muriel overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
Photo Credit: nate rayfield

Chance is not a word to toss in the air. It's a word to take in, a word to give yourself.


Quote: Sometimes you were handed a second chance, and all you had to do was close your eyes and step into it. by author Jean Oram overlaid on photo of brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Cory

Sometimes you were handed a second chance, and all you had to do was close your eyes and step into it.


Quote: Chance favors only those who court her. by author Charles Nicolle overlaid on photo of dog looking upward
Photo Credit: Rob Wingate

Chance favors only those who court her.


Quote: Sometimes in life, there are no second chances. by author L. Joe overlaid on photo of 1 U.S. dollar banknote
Photo Credit: Aidan Bartos

Sometimes in life, there are no second chances.


Quote: Sometimes, you've got to forget life's lessons, trust your heart and give 'mistake' a second chance. by author Adwitiya Borah overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Artiom Vallat

Sometimes, you've got to forget life's lessons, trust your heart and give 'mistake' a second chance.


Quote: The thing about roads is sometimes you happen upon them again. Sometimes you get another chance to travel down the same path. by author Jill Santopolo overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees with mist
Photo Credit: Dorel Gnatiuc

The thing about roads is sometimes you happen upon them again. Sometimes you get another chance to travel down the same path.


Quote: The wonderful thing about second chances is that they exist. by author Felice Stevens overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of green leaves
Photo Credit: karl muscat

The wonderful thing about second chances is that they exist.




Quote: Amidst of all these darkness, soul wrenching pain and disappointments, you have a heart that still believes in love, trust and second chances. And that my dear, is what makes you so beautiful. by author Akshay Vasu overlaid on photo of woman jumping near white wall paint
Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo

Amidst of all these darkness, soul wrenching pain and disappointments, you have a heart that still believes in love, trust and second chances. And that my dear, is what makes you so beautiful.


Quote: To focus solely on endings is to trade conclusions for the very beginnings that created them. And if this cycle should persist, we will likewise miss the beginning that will follow this ending. by author Craig D. Lounsbrough overlaid on photo of assorted-colored cactus
Photo Credit: Scott Webb

To focus solely on endings is to trade conclusions for the very beginnings that created them. And if this cycle should persist, we will likewise miss the beginning that will follow this ending.


Quote: Life is never too heavy to pick up where we left off. by author Curtis Tyrone Jones overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of person and dog holding hands
Photo Credit: Fabian Gieske

Life is never too heavy to pick up where we left off.


Quote: Life always offers you a second chance. It's called tomorrow. by author Dylan Thomas overlaid on photo of photo of author Dylan Thomas with quote

Life always offers you a second chance. It's called tomorrow.


Quote: Sometimes, some people and some situations deserve a second chance. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock
Photo Credit: adrian

Sometimes, some people and some situations deserve a second chance.


Quote: Give people a second chance, but not a third. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of mason jar of paintbrush lot
Photo Credit: Debby Hudson

Give people a second chance, but not a third.


Quote: We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. by author Harrison Ford overlaid on photo of photo of author Harrison Ford with quote

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.


Quote: Every second that goes by is a point of no return. by author J. R. Rim overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of person and dog holding hands
Photo Credit: Fabian Gieske

Every second that goes by is a point of no return.


The chance to do it over again is called now.


Quote: It's time for second chances. It's time to remake the world. by author Jandy Nelson overlaid on photo of photo of author Jandy Nelson with quote

It's time for second chances. It's time to remake the world.


Quote: A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him. by author John Wayne overlaid on photo of photo of author John Wayne with quote

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


Quote: Come. There is a way to be good again. by author Khaled Hosseini overlaid on photo of green trees beside lake during daytime
Photo Credit: Claudia Chiavazza

Come. There is a way to be good again.


Quote: If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way. by author Lance Armstrong overlaid on photo of photo of author Lance Armstrong with quote

If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way.


Quote: Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances. by author Orlando Aloysius Battista overlaid on photo of man carrying woman beside seashore
Photo Credit: Allen Taylor

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.


Quote: Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us. by author Paul Theroux overlaid on photo of photo of author Paul Theroux with quote

Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.


Quote: There's nothing as exciting as a comeback -- seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance. by author Rachel Griffiths overlaid on photo of photo of author Rachel Griffiths with quote

There's nothing as exciting as a comeback -- seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.


Quote: Every second a seeker can start over,
For his life's mistakes
Are initial drafts
And not the final version. by author Sri Chinmoy overlaid on photo of photo of author Sri Chinmoy with quote

Every second a seeker can start over,
For his life's mistakes
Are initial drafts
And not the final version.


Quote: I definitely give more chances than I should, but when I'm done, I'm done. I mean it... like, that ship has sailed... and it was the Titanic. I'm done. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

I definitely give more chances than I should, but when I'm done, I'm done. I mean it... like, that ship has sailed... and it was the Titanic. I'm done.




Quote: Doing what you love, with those you love, is an adventurous type of success. The kind that can not be taken away, often discovered by those who have had much taken away, and saw it as an opportunity to re-access their path, and reset from the crucible of shared and beneficial dreams. by author Tom Althouse overlaid on photo of Tom Althouse quote: Doing what you love, with those you love, is an adventurous type of success. The kind that can not be taken away, often discovered by those who have had much taken away, and saw it as an opportunity to re-access their path, and reset from the crucible of shared and beneficial dreams.- black text on quotes background

Doing what you love, with those you love, is an adventurous type of success. The kind that can not be taken away, often discovered by those who have had much taken away, and saw it as an opportunity to re-access their path, and reset from the crucible of shared and beneficial dreams.


Quote: Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder. by author Tia Mowry overlaid on photo of photo of author Tia Mowry with quote

Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder.


Quote: You have to start, or in this case, restart, somewhere. by author A. D. Aliwat overlaid on photo of white and grey bicolor kitten
Photo Credit: Slavy Darozhkin

You have to start, or in this case, restart, somewhere.


Quote: Another day, another chance. by author A. D. Aliwat overlaid on photo of cup of latte on table
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

Another day, another chance.


Quote: Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never. by author Alan Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Alan Bennett with quote

Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.


Quote: We're not in this life just to work, we're in it to live. by author Cecelia Ahern overlaid on photo of photo of author Cecelia Ahern with quote

We're not in this life just to work, we're in it to live.


Quote: Never give the same love a chance to hurt you a second time. by author Laura Chouette overlaid on photo of white and grey bicolor kitten
Photo Credit: Slavy Darozhkin

Never give the same love a chance to hurt you a second time.


Quote: I wasn't a bad guy. I just wanted God to give me a second chance. by author Allen Iverson overlaid on photo of photo of author Allen Iverson with quote

I wasn't a bad guy. I just wanted God to give me a second chance.


Quote: We're given second chances every day of our life. We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking. by author Andrew Greeley overlaid on photo of black and white bird on seashore
Photo Credit: Albert Amor

We're given second chances every day of our life. We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking.


Quote: We all think people deserve second chances. None of us are perfect. by author Christine Quinn overlaid on photo of photo of author Christine Quinn with quote

We all think people deserve second chances. None of us are perfect.


Quote: I want the world to know that everybody deserves a second chance. by author El DeBarge overlaid on photo of sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

I want the world to know that everybody deserves a second chance.


Quote: You don't get second chances in the real world. by author Gail Simmons overlaid on photo of photo of author Gail Simmons with quote

You don't get second chances in the real world.


Quote: Sometimes you don't get a second chance. You need to take a chance when you have the opportunity. Always. by author Gavin MacLeod overlaid on photo of photo of author Gavin MacLeod with quote

Sometimes you don't get a second chance. You need to take a chance when you have the opportunity. Always.


Quote: The business of second chances is everybody's business. by author Greg Boyle overlaid on photo of photo of author Greg Boyle with quote

The business of second chances is everybody's business.


Quote: We all fantasize about a relationship we'd like to do over or something we'd like to change about our past. I think there are a lot more opportunities for second chances in our lives than we think. by author Jean Smart overlaid on photo of photo of author Jean Smart with quote

We all fantasize about a relationship we'd like to do over or something we'd like to change about our past. I think there are a lot more opportunities for second chances in our lives than we think.


Quote: Hopefully, we're still living in the land of second chances. by author Mark Wahlberg overlaid on photo of photo of author Mark Wahlberg with quote

Hopefully, we're still living in the land of second chances.


Quote: Faith and doubt both are needed -- not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. by author Lillian Smith overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug beside book
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

Faith and doubt both are needed -- not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.




Quote: Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. by author Mary Tyler Moore overlaid on photo of photo of author Mary Tyler Moore with quote

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow.


Quote: You only get one shot at a second chance. by author Michael Vick overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Vick with quote

You only get one shot at a second chance.


Quote: If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won't need a third. by author Pete Rose overlaid on photo of photo of author Pete Rose with quote

If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won't need a third.


Quote: It has been said that sometimes the greatest hope in our lives is just a second chance to do what we should have done right in the first place. by author Richard Paul Evans overlaid on photo of tan wallpaper
Photo Credit: Wesley Tingey

It has been said that sometimes the greatest hope in our lives is just a second chance to do what we should have done right in the first place.


Quote: We get second chances. We get 19th chances. by author Tom Sizemore overlaid on photo of photo of author Tom Sizemore with quote

We get second chances. We get 19th chances.




Quote: The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance. by author Van Jones overlaid on photo of Van Jones quote; white text on black background

The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.




Quote: Sometimes good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway... missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place. by author Jamie McGuire overlaid on photo of swimming pool with stainless steel ladder
Photo Credit: Etienne Girardet

Sometimes good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway... missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place.


Quote: You don't need to wait for that second chance, because every second is a chance to change your life for the better. by author Jeanette Coron overlaid on photo of man and woman in wedding dress walking on brown grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Vadim Paripa

You don't need to wait for that second chance, because every second is a chance to change your life for the better.


Quote: I'm a guy that creates my own destiny in this world. Until I'm off the planet, there's always a second chance. by author Urijah Faber overlaid on photo of photo of author Urijah Faber with quote

I'm a guy that creates my own destiny in this world. Until I'm off the planet, there's always a second chance.


Quote: You always have a second chance, as long as you believe you do and you try again, and stay positive and persistent and consistent. by author Urijah Faber overlaid on photo of photo of author Urijah Faber with quote

You always have a second chance, as long as you believe you do and you try again, and stay positive and persistent and consistent.


Quote: Once death arrives at your doorstep, your last chance is gone without a trace. by author K. Weikel overlaid on photo of red and yellow abstract painting
Photo Credit: Mathias P.R. Reding

Once death arrives at your doorstep, your last chance is gone without a trace.


Quote: Trauma is a rude awakening, but also an opportunity to edit the script from believing to knowing. Self define for destiny's shine! by author T. F. Hodge overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Di Maitland

Trauma is a rude awakening, but also an opportunity to edit the script from believing to knowing. Self define for destiny's shine!


Quote: Regrets begin the moment we're comfortable with settling. by author Andrena Sawyer overlaid on photo of sunset
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Regrets begin the moment we're comfortable with settling.


Quote: I swore I'd never fall for her again. by author Kelly Moran overlaid on photo of person holding 1 us dollar bill
Photo Credit: Sasun Bughdaryan

I swore I'd never fall for her again.


Quote: But second chances aren't forever Even miracles have an expiration date. by author Robyn Schneider overlaid on photo of blooming yellow sunflower field
Photo Credit: Timothy Eberly

But second chances aren't forever Even miracles have an expiration date.


Quote: Know that you get second chances so that you may change the art of your interaction, not so that others might finally treat you with the loving respect you deserve (and you do deserve loving respect). by author Alexandra Katehakis overlaid on photo of photo of author Alexandra Katehakis with quote

Know that you get second chances so that you may change the art of your interaction, not so that others might finally treat you with the loving respect you deserve (and you do deserve loving respect).


Quote: Every second we have a second chance to do something we haven't done yet. That's why it's called a second and not a first. by author Robert J. Braathe overlaid on photo of brown sands
Photo Credit: Daniel Straub

Every second we have a second chance to do something we haven't done yet. That's why it's called a second and not a first.


Quote: But don't we all deserve a chance before we're judged? by author Emory R. Frie overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of pug on floor
Photo Credit: Martin May

But don't we all deserve a chance before we're judged?




Quote: When it comes to God We can't run out of second chances...only time. by author Robin Jones Gunn overlaid on photo of photo of author Robin Jones Gunn with quote

When it comes to God We can't run out of second chances...only time.


Quote: But if you deem them worthy, people deserve a second chance. by author RuPaul overlaid on photo of photo of author RuPaul with quote

But if you deem them worthy, people deserve a second chance.


Quote: Everyone deserves second chances. by author Logan Paul overlaid on photo of photo of author Logan Paul with quote

Everyone deserves second chances.


Quote: If you fail today there is always tomorrow to try again. You always have that second chance tomorrow. by author Avina Celeste overlaid on photo of brown sand under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Paul Gilmore

If you fail today there is always tomorrow to try again. You always have that second chance tomorrow.


Quote: This is a land of immigrants, and most come here for opportunity, a second chance. by author Ilhan Omar overlaid on photo of photo of author Ilhan Omar with quote

This is a land of immigrants, and most come here for opportunity, a second chance.


Quote: I work hard, I never miss a lecture. I try and overachieve, like all mature students. People given a second chance know the value of their reprieve. by author Viv Albertine overlaid on photo of photo of author Viv Albertine with quote

I work hard, I never miss a lecture. I try and overachieve, like all mature students. People given a second chance know the value of their reprieve.


Quote: The thing about second chances, Mom interrupted, laying a hand on my arm is we always walk into them assuming we'll feel better, when nine times out of ten things get worse before the ever get better. by author Rachel Van Dyken overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountains during sunset
Photo Credit: Marek Piwnicki

The thing about second chances, Mom interrupted, laying a hand on my arm is we always walk into them assuming we'll feel better, when nine times out of ten things get worse before the ever get better.


Quote: To the beginning of the rest of our lives. by author Sherry Thomas overlaid on photo of photo of author Sherry Thomas with quote

To the beginning of the rest of our lives.


Quote: Without failing at one thing, there won't be an opportunity to try again, learn and grow. Life isn't static but dynamic. Learn to embrace whatever situation you may face and strive to overcome. Believe in yourself, knowing your best is yet to come. by author Kemi Sogunle overlaid on photo of Kemi Sogunle quote; white text on black background

Without failing at one thing, there won't be an opportunity to try again, learn and grow. Life isn't static but dynamic. Learn to embrace whatever situation you may face and strive to overcome. Believe in yourself, knowing your best is yet to come.


Quote: That is what life is about. We do not get redos, but we do get second chances. by author Jeffrey Fry overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated dog sitting on brown wooden round table
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That is what life is about. We do not get redos, but we do get second chances.


Quote: Some part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for the mess you made in the first place. by author Jack Bauer overlaid on photo of photo of author Jack Bauer with quote

Some part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for the mess you made in the first place.




Quote: Second chances are the most dangerous and foolhardy games coz you know what they say: if first, they don't succeed. by author Et Imperatrix Noctem overlaid on photo of five woman standing on seashore
Photo Credit: Kaylee Garrett

Second chances are the most dangerous and foolhardy games coz you know what they say: if first, they don't succeed.


Quote: My faith tells me everybody should have second chances. by author John Dorsey overlaid on photo of photo of author John Dorsey with quote

My faith tells me everybody should have second chances.


Quote: I mean this country is all about second chances. Look at me. by author Ryan Leaf overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing during sunset
Photo Credit: Hannah Reding

I mean this country is all about second chances. Look at me.


Quote: To give up too easily leads to regret, yet trying and then failing can lead us to second chances if we do not accept it as a failure, but a chance to learn. by author Karen White overlaid on photo of brown wallpaper
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

To give up too easily leads to regret, yet trying and then failing can lead us to second chances if we do not accept it as a failure, but a chance to learn.


Quote: We have this one life to offer; there is no second chance. by author Jen Hatmaker overlaid on photo of photo of author Jen Hatmaker with quote

We have this one life to offer; there is no second chance.


Quote: People make mistakes and poor decisions in life and sometimes deserve second chances. by author Katie Pavlich overlaid on photo of photo of author Katie Pavlich with quote

People make mistakes and poor decisions in life and sometimes deserve second chances.


Quote: We get a second chance at everything, including our mistakes. by author Christopher X. Shade overlaid on photo of man in white and black button up shirt holding lighted candle
Photo Credit: Rajesh Ram

We get a second chance at everything, including our mistakes.


Quote: Part of being human is that we can't go back, we can only hope that if we come across that moment again we'll do it the right way. by author Jesse Lacey overlaid on photo of photo of author Jesse Lacey with quote

Part of being human is that we can't go back, we can only hope that if we come across that moment again we'll do it the right way.


Quote: Because when you finally find the one against all odds, you give him your best and let the magic of the world carry the rest. by author E. Mellyberry overlaid on photo of silhouette of stones during golden hour
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Because when you finally find the one against all odds, you give him your best and let the magic of the world carry the rest.


Quote: Tomorrow when I awaken, the slate will be clean, and a new day will stretch before me. God's mercies are new every morning. by author Lori Hatcher overlaid on photo of sunset
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Tomorrow when I awaken, the slate will be clean, and a new day will stretch before me. God's mercies are new every morning.


Quote: I believe in second chances. by author Arnel Pineda overlaid on photo of photo of author Arnel Pineda with quote

I believe in second chances.


Quote: Sometimes in life, you're not always given a second chance, but if you do, take advantage of it, and go out with a bang! by author Aquaria overlaid on photo of man and woman in wedding dress walking on brown grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Vadim Paripa

Sometimes in life, you're not always given a second chance, but if you do, take advantage of it, and go out with a bang!


Quote: When I saw the generosity of spirit of the people who live in America and their willingness to give second chances, it had a very wonderful effect on me. by author Yu Darvish overlaid on photo of photo of author Yu Darvish with quote

When I saw the generosity of spirit of the people who live in America and their willingness to give second chances, it had a very wonderful effect on me.


Quote: A second chance doesn't mean anything if you haven't learned from your first mistake. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of photo of author Zig Ziglar with quote

A second chance doesn't mean anything if you haven't learned from your first mistake.


Quote: First impressions never have a second chance. by author Chuck Swindoll overlaid on photo of calm body of water and mountain
Photo Credit: Jake Fagan

First impressions never have a second chance.


Quote: The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast. by author Max Lucado overlaid on photo of photo of author Max Lucado with quote

The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.


Quote: If you are still breathing, you have a second chance. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of photo of author Oprah Winfrey with quote

If you are still breathing, you have a second chance.


Quote: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.


Quote: Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time. by author Viktor Frankl overlaid on photo of photo of author Viktor Frankl with quote

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.


Quote: The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. by author H. G. Wells overlaid on photo of photo of author H. G. Wells with quote

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.


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