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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization
Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
The back of one door is the face of another.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity o start all over again, to turn over a new page.
Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.
There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice. You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come. Where will you be a few years down the line. Will it be everything you dreamed of. We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Not being beautiful was the true blessing... Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.
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.
A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity, He creates the right opportunity.
Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures.

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