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Probability

  • I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.

    Fran Lebowitz, (1950 - )

  • … how can you say luck and chance are the same thing? Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterwards.

    Amy Tan (1952 - )

  • Life is a gamble, a chance, a mere guess. Cast a line and reel in a splendid rainbow trout or a slippery eel.

    Mourning Dove (1884 – 1936)

  • I love to think about chance — about how one little overheard word, one pebble in a shoe, can change the universe.

    Anne Tyler (1941 - )

  • Time and chance reveal all secrets.

    Delarivier Manley (1663 – 1724)

  • What I love about poker is the tension, not the actual winning or losing, but the tension between random chance and changeless numbers. Slap, slap, slap, slap, cards dealt and destiny beckons, two-and-a-half million different hands in a deck.

    Isabel Huggan (1943 - )

  • Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

    Mary Anne Evans  (1819 – 1880)

  • Did you know that people who meet at least three different times within twenty-four hour period are ninety-eight percent more likely to meet again?

    Jennifer E. Smith (1980 - )

  • Indeed, whatever we propose relates to a certain state of our knowledge, factual knowledge as well as epistemology.

    Hilda Geiringer (1893 – 1973)

  • by Lawrence Mark Lesser

    We don’t readily see
    ourselves
    as replaceable, exchangeable objects,
    arbitrary members of a population.

    We’re thinking: without loss
    of generality, let the person be
    me who today matches a birthday,
    wins the lottery or falls in love.

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