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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People will try to tell you that all of the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.
Alice Foote MacDougall
The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.
Arthur H. Stainback
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill
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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...
How Much Is Enough?Submitted by Patricia R Handfield
I left corporate America a little before things fell apart. I felt I needed a break. To think. My kids were almost grown-up, adults. I'd been working for so long. I'd done well. I knew that I could use my time to really make a difference. I took a break. Right before things feel apart. I'd saved up some money,...
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...
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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
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Reva Peryini, 6th Ring of Jupiter
An opportunist is ever-rising, whereas a pessimist has difficulties in identifying opportunities for rising.
Lazarus Musonda, email@example.com