are only opportunities
with thorns on them.
There are such wonderful
possibilities in the life of each man and woman!
No human being
is unimportant. My inspiration comes in opening
that all alike may be free to live life to the fullest.
As adults, we tend to overthink and overanalyze. We also
forget to pay attention.
Before we know it, an opportunity is gone. A friend gets tired
of waiting for you
to respond to an invitation. Your child's impromptu,
can't compete with your need to clean up the kitchen. In the
opportunities come and go in a heartbeat. . . . Certainly, careful
essential in many situations. But it's not always possible to
know what's around the next corner.
continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised
as insoluble problems. -unattributed
Opportunity can benefit no
people who have not fitted themselves
to seize it and use it. Opportunity woos the worthy,
shuns the unworthy. Prepare
yourself to grasp opportunity,
and opportunity is likely
to come your way. It is not so fickle,
unreasoning as some complain. -B.C. Forbes
are told that talent creates it own opportunities.
sometimes seems that intense desire creates
not only its
own opportunities, but its own talents.
is so irretrievably missed
as a daily opportunity. -Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
beckons more surely when misfortune comes upon a person
than it ever does when that person is riding the crest of a wave
of success. It sharpens a person's wits, if that person will let
enabling him or her to see more clearly and evaluate situations
with a more knowledgeable judgment.
seldom labeled. -John A. Shedd
are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't
recognize them. -Ann Landers
biggest problems in life have come when I haven't
recognized opportunities. Because I haven't seen them
until too late so often, I haven't been able to take
advantage of them. I suppose many people would
say that I've had bad luck, but I don't see it that
way at all. I see it as having missed opportunities,
and I don't get down on myself for having missed them.
After all, there was no one around when I was growing up to
teach me to recognize and take advantage of opportunities.
several small opportunities may get us there
than waiting for one big one to come along.
opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
Opportunities flit by
while we sit regretting the chances
we have lost, and the
happiness that comes to us
we heed not, because of the
happiness that is gone. -Jerome K. Jerome
written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
composed of two characters--one represents danger and the
off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you
enjoy it today, you can do it
-James A. Michener
greatest achievement of the human spirit is
to live up to
and make the most of one's resources.
The ten most
powerful two-letter words:
If it is to be, it is up to me. -unattributed
The hardest thing to
believe when you're young
is that people will fight to
stay in a rut,
but not to get out of one. -Ellen Glasgow
never walks except where
he or she sees other people's tracks will
make no discoveries. -unattributed
lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
opportunities come to all, but many do not know
met them. The only preparation to take advantage
is simple fidelity to watch what each day brings.
Albert E. Dunning
the things worth doing in the world
had been declared
impossible before they were done. -Louis D.
something to be
carve a statue,
and so to
make a few
it is far more glorious
to carve and paint
which we look. To
affect the quality of
that is the
arts. -Henry David Thoreau
that seems to stand open must be a person's size,
or it is
not the door that Providence means for him or her.
-Henry Ward Beecher