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Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
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The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
John F. Kennedy Speech in Indianapolis, April 12, 1959
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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Demosthenes
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You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can't sit back and wait.
Ellen Metcalf
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You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Patty Hansen Prevention Magazine, 11-05
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While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
Publilius Syrus Maxims
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Sir Francis Bacon
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison
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For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Book of Positive Quotations
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To improve the golden moments of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of living.
Samuel Johnson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Book of Positive Quotations
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Everything comes too late for those who only wait.
Elbert Hubbard The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to a new power as a benefactor.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller The Book of Positive Quotations
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The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr. The Book of Positive Quotations
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The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
Barbara Sher I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
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Every step you take should increase, not decrease, the breadth of your opportunities.
Andy Tuck Re-invent Yourself by Ron Lieber, Fast Company, November 1999
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There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
Douglas MacArthur Power Quotes
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He is rich who owns the day. There is no king, rich man, fairy, or demon who possesses such power as that.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Book of Positive Quotations
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Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential.
Norman Vincent Peale Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year
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Ideas without action are worthless.
Harvey Mackay United Features Syndicate column, printed 3/22/98 in the Arizona Republic.
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Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin Jump Start Your Brain
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Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour;
``Improve each moment as it flies!
``Life's a short summer, man a flower;
``He dies--alas! how soon he dies!

Samuel Johnson Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
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It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Alexandra Stoddard's Book of Days
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I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I've learned, is to be awake to the moment.
Doug Hall Jump Start Your Brain
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Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.
Grenville Kleiser The Book of Positive Quotations
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Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Charles Dederich Cassell Companion to Quotations
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Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best minds. Men live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hands on the door-latch they die outside.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare (Measure by Measure) Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
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Every noble activity makes room for itself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale Positive Thinking Every Day
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All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have as an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
John F. Kennedy Power Quotes
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To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
Samuel Johnson The Book of Positive Quotations
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Finish each day and be done with it...You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Light from Many Lamps
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There is always a better way.
Thomas Edison Alexandra Stoddard's Book of Days
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A man finds in the productions of nature an inexhaustible stock of material on which he can employ himself, without any temptations to envy or malevolence, and has always a certain prospect of discovering new reasons for adoring the sovereign author of the universe.
Samuel Johnson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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He who begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Horace The Book of Positive Quotations
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A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
Sir Francis Bacon The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
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This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Book of Positive Quotations
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Now that we know we can't change the past we can realize that at this very moment we have the wonderful opportunity to begin anew! If you want something there is simply no better time than right now to pursue it!
Josh Hinds Inspiration a Day! mailing list
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Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risks.
Shirley Hufstedler Treasury of Women's Quotations
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Ability has nothing to do with opportunity.
Napoleon Bonaparte The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine...[your] values and goals...Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
Marsha Sinetar To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring
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..life never calms down long enough for us to wait until tomorrow to start living the lives we deserve. Live is always movement, always change, always unforeseen circumstances. There will always be something to grab your attention...Let's just acknowledge that as far as real life is concerned, we are only one step away from dealing with dysfunction.
...Procrastination has robbed us of too many opportunities.

Sarah Ban Breathnach Simple Abundance
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A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
Charles de Gaulle Words for All Occasions
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He possesses dominion over himself, and is happy, who can every day say, "I have lived." Tomorrow the heavenly Father may either involve the world in dark clouds, or cheer it with clear sunshine; he will not, however, render ineffectual things which have already taken place.
Horace The Book of Positive Quotations
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What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love...Give it the best there is in you... Seize your opportunities...And be a member of the team.
Benjamin F. Fairless The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Whatever your discipline, become a student of excellence in all things. Take every opportunity to observe people who manifest the qualities of mastery. These models of excellence will inspire you and guide you toward the fulfillment of your highest potential.
Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan Lessons from the Art of Juggling; How to Achieve Your Full Potential in Business, Learning and Life
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Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.
Frederick Pierce The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
Myla Kabat-Zinn Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
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Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve. Good work is the great character-builder, the sweetener of life, the maker of destiny. Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worth while.
Grenville Kleiser The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.
Mme. Du Deffand The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation
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The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty.
L.P. Jacks Words for All Occasions
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To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done--this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
Thomas Dekker Light from Many Lamps
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Last Update: May 15, 2011