is rare, and
a wise man will never let it go by him. —Bayard
that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for
development accorded the individual.
Many do with
opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill
their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one
by one, till all are gone. —Rev. T. Jones.
Do not wait
for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try
to use ordinary situations. —Richter.
sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty.
The best men
are not those who have waited for chances, but who have
taken them,—besieged the chance, conquered the chance, and made the
chance their servitor. —Chapin.
There is a tide in the affairs of
Which, taken at
the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the
voyage of their life
Is bound in
shallows, and in miseries:
And we must take
the current when it serves,
Or lose our
opportunity to do mischief is found a hundred times a day, and
that of doing good once a year. —Voltaire.
There is an
hour in each man's life appointed to make his happiness,
if then he seize it. —Beaumont and Fletcher.
opportunity may be right where you are now.
There is no
man whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but
when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the
door and flies out at the window. —Cardinal Imperiali.
so often irrevocably neglected as an opportunity of daily
occurrence. —Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.
nothing without opportunity.
me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had
his chance already, and neglected it. —Haliburton.
that can strike only while the iron is hot will be
overcome by that perseverance which, like Cromwell's, can make the iron
hot by striking; and he that can only rule the storm must yield to him
who can both raise and rule it. —Colton.
No great man
ever complains of want of opportunity.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it
is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks
—Thomas A. Edison
has hair in front; behind she is bald. If you seize her
by the forelock, you may hold her; but if suffered to escape, not
Jupiter himself can catch her again. —Seneca.
are simply those who understand that
there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are
able to turn both to their advantage.
never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than
conquerors and prophets.