Life is all about second chances. Not in every single aspect, of course, but we’re often granted a “re-do” without even realizing it.

The truth is, some of us are given a lot more but instead of being grateful, we feel entitled. We take people for granted and become hateful when they finally refuse to forgive our mistakes over and over again.

We’re only human, right? Every makes mistakes at some point. But when someone decides to forgive you and gives you another chance, you should grab it with both hands — because you might not get a third one.

When it comes to life in general, second chances are basically new opportunities that we should take advantage of. Sure, life might seem ruthless and unfair at times, but not always.

Some people literally get a second chance to live, while others find a new love. We just have to learn to recognize and appreciate a new chance when it’s given to us.

Here are 20 quotes about second chances:

Every moment of your life is a second chance.


RICK PRICE

Thank God you are still alive for many have died and are dying as I speak. You still have the opportunity to change and make things right whilst those that have died wish for that second chance.


ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV

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


TIA MOWRY
Maya angelou quote

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.


MAYA ANGELOU (more Maya Angelou quotes)

Second chances do come your way. Like trains, they arrive and depart regularly. Recognizing the ones that matter is the trick.    


JILL A. DAVIS

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


LANCE ARMSTRONG

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


RACHEL GRIFFITHS

We all make mistakes, everybody should be given a second chance.   


LAILAH GIFTY AKITA

Sometimes life gives you a second chance, or even two! Not always, but sometimes. It’s what you do with those second chances that counts.    


DAVE WILSON

A second chance doesn’t mean anything if you didn’t learn from your first.


ANURAG PRAKASH RAY

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


PETE ROSE

Don’t think there are no second chances. Life always offers you a second chance… It’s called tomorrow.


NICHOLAS SPARKS (The Notebook quotes)

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!


AQUARIA

Every second a seeker can start over, for his life’s mistakes are initial drafts and not the final version.


SRI CHINMOY

Let tomorrow be your second chance to prove that you are better than today and yesterday.    


RITU GHATOUREY

Sometimes goodbye is a second chance.


SHINEDOWN

Miracles were just second chances if you really thought about it — second chances when all hope was lost.


KAYA MCLAREN

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


JEFFREY FRY

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


MICHELLE MURIEL

A second chance doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. In many ways, it is the more difficult thing. Because a second chance means that you have to try harder. You must rise to the challenge without the blind optimism of ignorance.


LING MA