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When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
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
Sir Francis Bacon
Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Remember that Columbus was looking for India when he found America.
Sir Tom Stoppard
Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra
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Personal Stories About ‘Opportunity’
An Old Dutchman Teaches Me Work EthicSubmitted by Anonymous
Being from a well-to-do family didn't excuse me from work in the summer. My Dad, raised during the Great Depression, realized the benefits and discipline of hard work. He didn't want me to grow up soft. When I was sixteen, he sent me to work with Martin Brock, a sixty-something farmer. It was early June in...
Love And CharitySubmitted by Anonymous
My 3-year-old showed me just how good it feels to give to others when we went to the store for our 'treat day' (Fridays). She picked out her treat, and noticed a little boy asking his mom to buy him a chocolate bar. The little boy's mom told him they only had enough for bread and milk. My daughter turned to me...
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...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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