Opportunity: (challenge......... )

A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure. --- Anon xxxx

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. --- Francis Bacon 1561

An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. --- Anon xxxx

Discourage litigation. Persuade you neighbors to compromise whenever you can ... As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. --- Abraham Lincoln 1809

Do not wait for extraordinary situations to do good; try to use ordinary situations. --- Jean Paul Richter 1763

Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, nor our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience. --- William Arthur Ward

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently --- Henry Ford 1863

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream? --- zzz

I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge. --- Og Mandino 1923

In a free world, if it is to remain free, we must maintain, with our lives if need be, but surely by our lives, the opportunity for a man to learn anything. --- J. Robert Oppenheimer

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity --- Albert Einstein 1879

Luck to me is something else. Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't. --- Lucille Ball 1911

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. --- William James 1842

One cannot step twice into the same river. --- Heraclitus 535BC

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. --- Ann Landers 1918

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. --- Thomas A Edison 1847

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. --- Henry John Kaiser 1882

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. --- Richard M. Nixon

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise you own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world. --- John Burroughs

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

There is no security in life, only opportunity. --- Mark Twain 1835

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity. --- General Douglas MacArthur

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. --- William James 1842

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. (President, Radcliffe College) --- Martin Horner

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness. --- Seneca 4BC

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