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Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity...
...there are persons who seem to have overcome obstacles and by character and perseverance to have risen to the top. But we have no record of the numbers of able persons who fall by the wayside, persons who, with enough encouragement and opportunity, might make great contributions.
Mary Barnett Gilson
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
…A great gift has been made to each and every one of us—the privilege of living in the world for a short span of years and the opportunity of doing our part to help the less fortunate; to improve civilization; to advance knowledge, both the scientific knowledge of men and the wisdom which is from above. The gift of human life and the opportunity which is ours to serve others…should be regarded as a sacred trust.
This is a exciting world. It is cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.
Richard David De Vos
Edith Lovejoy Pierce
I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.
No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Remember that Columbus was looking for India when he found America.
Sir Tom Stoppard
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Robert J. Collier
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Personal Stories About ‘Opportunity’
Received Stem CellsSubmitted by Anonymous
In the summer of 2000 I was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia that could only be cured with a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. My family was not a match. Through the summer I had to hope that a complete stranger would be found on a bone marrow data base who would be a match. I was fortunate that someone...
Right Place Right TimeSubmitted by Anonymous
A few years ago when my youngest son Matthew was about 8 or 9 years old, we were getting things together to take to the Salvation Army at Christmas time. The boys would go through their old toys and give away what they didn't "need." I always make cookies and get together blankets and clothes. Matt and I were...
Big Opportunity, Big DecisionSubmitted by Thatch
Hello, Its Thatch Your Cowboy from the Hall of Fame Commercial! I would like to share with you something that happened that led me to have to make a very big decision, and because of having the knowledge of so many Values and the understanding of these Values in my life I was able to make the decision, and...
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The opportunity may come more than once but we must never lose it, especially if it benefits us.
Anderson, Colatina-ES, Brasil
This site is great, it's really inspiring!
Reva Peryini, 6th Ring of Jupiter
An opportunist is ever-rising, whereas a pessimist has difficulties in identifying opportunities for rising.
Lazarus Musonda, firstname.lastname@example.org