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I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon — if I can. I seek opportunity — not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra
The symbol in Chinese for crisis is made up of two ideographs: one means danger, the other means opportunity. This symbol is a reminder that we can choose to turn a crisis into an opportunity or into a negative experience.
No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
F. Scott Fitzgerald
…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.
Ivy Baker Priest
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Personal Stories About ‘Opportunity’
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,...
Jason's VisionSubmitted by Anonymous
Jason is a man with vision. He lives in a rural Levy County area and saw a need. People with disabilities in this community had limited choices and not much of a chance of reaching their goals or fulfilling their dreams. He began by opening a gift shop, and has not only created a place for his friends and...
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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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, email@example.com