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Beware of endeavouring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds. - Benjamin Disraeli


If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. - Sir Winston Churchill


Mad: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech and action derived by the conformant's from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with ONLY a loaf of bread are three billion to one. - Erma Bombeck


Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song? - Matthew Prior


Mere verbiage, it is not worth a carrot! Why Socrates or Plato, where's the odds? Once taught a jay to supplicate the Gods, And made a Polly-theist of a Parrot! - Aaron Hill


One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi


And how am I to face the odds Of man's bedevilment, and God's? I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made. (A Shropshire Lad) - Alfred Edward Housman


The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle. - Hannah Arendt