Quotes for
the Journey:

Opportunity 2

Problems are only opportunities
with thorns on them.

Hugh Miller


There are such wonderful possibilities in the life of each man and woman!  No human being is unimportant.  My inspiration comes in opening opportunities that all alike may be free to live life to the fullest.       -Samuel Gompers

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, after-dinner performance can't compete with your need to clean up the kitchen.  In the business world, opportunities come and go in a heartbeat. . . . Certainly, careful examination is essential in many situations.  But it's not always possible to know what's around the next corner.       -Leslie Levine
We are 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, capricious and unreasoning as some complain.       -B.C. Forbes
We are told that talent creates it own opportunities.  But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.       -Eric Hoffer

Nothing is so irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.       -Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Opportunity 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 it, enabling him or her to see more clearly and evaluate situations with a more knowledgeable judgment.       -Epictetus
Opportunities are seldom labeled.       -John A. Shedd
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.       -Ann Landers
My 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.        -Tom Walsh
Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.        -Hugh Allen

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.       -Sally Koch
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
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters--one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.        -John F. Kennedy
Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.
-James A. Michener
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities, and make the most of one's resources.       -Vauvenargues


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
One who never walks except where he or she sees other people's tracks will make no discoveries.       -unattributed
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.  The great opportunity is where you are.       -John Burroughs
Great opportunities come to all, but many do not know they have met them.  The only preparation to take advantage of them is simple fidelity to watch what each day brings.       - Albert E. Dunning
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.       -Louis D. Brandeis

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look.  To affect the quality of the day-- that is the highest of arts.       -Henry David Thoreau
A door 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
No great person ever complains of want of opportunity.       -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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