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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.

Miss not the occasion; by the fore­lock take that subtle power, the never-halting time.

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

No man possesses a genius so commanding that he can attain eminence, unless a subject suited to his talents should present itself, and an opportunity occur for their development.

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.

Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.

Occasion may be the bugle call that summons an army to battle, but the blast of a bugle can never make soldiers nor win battles.

Opportunities are not offered. They must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance..and courage.

Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around.

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. ... To face every opportunity of life thoughtfully, and ask its meaning bravely and earnestly, is the only way to meet supreme opportunities when they come, whether open-faced or disguised.

Opportunity can benefit no man who has not fitted himself to seize it and use it. Opportunity woos the worthy, shuns the unworthy. Prepare yourself to grasp opportunity, and opportunity is likely to come your way. It is not so fickle, capricious and unreasoning as some complain.

Opportunity has hair in front; behind she is bald; if you seize her by the fore­lock, you may hold her, but, if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.

Opportunity is rare, and a wise man will never let it go by him.

Opportunity knocks but once.

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

Opportunity rarely knocks until you are ready. And few people have ever been really ready without receiving opportunity's call.


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