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You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.

This American system of ours. call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
Right now a moment is fleeting by! Capture its reality in paint! To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate. give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time.
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!
Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them.
Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.
Make the iron hot by striking it.
A good deal happens in a man's life that he isn't responsible for. Fortunate openings occur; but it is safe to remember that such breaks are occurring all the time, and other things being equal, the advantage goes to the man who is ready.
Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap, than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
Little opportunities should be improved.
Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.
You must make your own opportunities.
Enlarge the opportunity and the person will expand to fill it
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
You can't wait for the phone to ring. You have to ring them.
Was a great high wall there that tried to stop me. Was a great big sign there said private Property but on the back side it didn't say nothing. That side was made for you and me.
Some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with an electric eye.
A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up.
Don't ever slam a door, you might want to go back.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone.
We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one.
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily.
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
When you have the opportunity, you strike.
One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them.
It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.

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