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Opportunity to statesmen, is as the just degree of heat to chemists; it perfects all the work.

Our opportunities to do good are our talents.

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.

Present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted, by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages.

Take all the swift advantage of the hours.

The best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance.

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.

The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing.

The door to opportunity is marked "push."

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

The May of life blooms only once.

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.

The public man needs but one patron, namely, the lucky moment.

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

The successful man is one who had the chance and took it.

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

There are no times in life when opportunity, the chance to be and do, gathers so richly about the soul as when it has to suffer. Then everything depends on whether the man turns to the lower or the higher helps. If he resorts to mere expedients and tricks the opportunity is lost. He comes out no richer nor greater; nay, he comes out harder, poorer, smaller for his pain. But, if he turns to God, the hour of suffering is the turning hour of his life.

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.


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