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To take that second chance, we need to notice where we are and be open to the possibility of growing.

--Holly Elissa Bruno

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

--Gregory Alan Isakov

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

--Howard Dwayne Livingston

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.

--T.A. Webb

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

--Angelo Patri

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

--Slaven Vujic

Find comfort in little things and joy in unexpected moments.

--Holly Elissa Bruno

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

--Michelle Muriel

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

--Jean Oram

Chance favors only those who court her.

--Charles Nicolle

Sometimes in life, there are no second chances.


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

--Adwitiya Borah

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

--Jill Santopolo

The wonderful thing about second chances is that they exist.

--Felice Stevens

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.

--Akshay Vasu

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.

--Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

--Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

--Dylan Thomas

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

--Germany Kent

Give people a second chance, but not a third.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

--Harrison Ford

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

--J.R. Rim

The chance to do it over again is called now.

--J.R. Rim

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

--Jandy Nelson

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

--John Wayne

Come. There is a way to be good again.

--Khaled Hosseini

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

--Lance Armstrong

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

--Orlando Aloysius Battista

Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.

--Paul Theroux

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

--Rachel Griffiths

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

--Sri Chinmoy

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.

--Steve Maraboli

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.

--Tom Althouse

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

--Tia Mowry

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

--A.D. Aliwat

Another day, another chance.

--A.D. Aliwat

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

--Alan Bennett

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

--Cecelia Ahern

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

--Laura Chouette

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

--Allen Iverson

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

--Andrew Greeley

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

--Christine Quinn

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

--El DeBarge

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

--Gail Simmons

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

--Gavin MacLeod

The business of second chances is everybody's business.

--Greg Boyle

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.

--Jean Smart

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

--Mark Wahlberg

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

--Lillian Smith

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

--Mary Tyler Moore

You only get one shot at a second chance.

--Michael Vick

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

--Pete Rose

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.

--Richard Paul Evans

We get second chances. We get 19th chances.

--Tom Sizemore

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.

--Van Jones

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.

--Jamie McGuire

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

--Jeanette Coron

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

--Urijah Faber

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

--Urijah Faber

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

--K. Weikel

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

--T.F. Hodge

Regrets begin the moment we're comfortable with settling.

--Andrena Sawyer

I swore I'd never fall for her again.

--Kelly Moran

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

--Robyn Schneider

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).

--Alexandra Katehakis

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.

--Robert J. Braathe

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

--Emory R. Frie

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

--Robin Jones Gunn

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


Everyone deserves second chances.

--Logan Paul

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

--Avina Celeste

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

--Ilhan Omar

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.

--Viv Albertine

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.

--Rachel Van Dyken

To the beginning of the rest of our lives.

--Sherry Thomas

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.

--Kemi Sogunle

That is what life is about. We do not get redos, but we do get second chances.

--Jeffrey Fry

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

--Jack Bauer

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

--Et Imperatrix Noctem

My faith tells me everybody should have second chances.

--John Dorsey

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

--Ryan Leaf

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.

--Karen White

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

--Jen Hatmaker

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

--Katie Pavlich

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

--Christopher X. Shade

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.

--Jesse Lacey

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.

--E. Mellyberry

Tomorrow when I awaken, the slate will be clean, and a new day will stretch before me. God's mercies are new every morning.

--Lori Hatcher

I believe in second chances.

--Arnel Pineda

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!


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.

--Yu Darvish

Life sometimes gives you a second chance.

--Maya Angelou

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

--Zig Ziglar

First impressions never have a second chance.

--Charles R. Swindoll

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

--Max Lucado
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