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To see a shadow and think it is a tree-that is a pity; but to see a tree and to think it a shadow can be fatal.
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.
Opportunities are everywhere.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones come daily.
Men 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.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities; they will never come.
Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.
If a man looks sharply and attentively, he shall see fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
Know thine opportunity.
In great affairs we ought to apply ourselves less to creating chances than to profiting from those that are offered.
Opportunity is as scarce as oxygen; men fairly breathe it and do not know it.
Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. ... To face every opportunity of life thoughtfully, and ask its meaning bravely and earnestly, is the only way to meet supreme opportunities when they come, whether open-faced or disguised.
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
How many opportunities present themselves to a man without his noticing them?
Luck affects everything. Let your hook be always cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
The opportunity that God sends does not wake up him who is asleep.
Present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted, by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Everyone has bad breaks, but everyone also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities, and make the most of one's resources.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
The opportunities for enjoyment in your life are limitless. If you feel you are not experiencing enough joy, you have only yourself to blame.
Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around.
The successful man is one who had the chance and took it.
Vigilance in watching opportunity; tact and daring in seizing upon opportunity; force and persistence in crowding opportunity to its utmost possible achievement-these are the martial virtues which must command success.
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall.
Opportunity knocks but once.
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
If Fortune calls, offer him a seat.
What the student calls a tragedy, the master calls a butterfly.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work.
Times of stress and difficulty are seasons of opportunity when the seeds of progress are sown.
We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.
The best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance.
Opportunity can benefit no man who has not fitted himself 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.
Opportunity rarely knocks until you are ready. And few people have ever been really ready without receiving opportunity's call.
The secret to success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
I always keep myself in a position of being a student.
I think the young actor who really wants to act will find a way ... to keep at it and seize every opportunity that comes along.
If you want greater prosperity in your life, start forming a vacuum to receive it.
Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him ridiculous.
Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.


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