Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, nor our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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.
What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. (President, Radcliffe College)
People don't expect government to solve all their problems. But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. They know we can do better.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Do not wait for extraordinary situations to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently
I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream?
Luck to me is something else. Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.
A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.
An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Discourage litigation. Persuade you neighbors to compromise whenever you can ... As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
One cannot step twice into the same river.
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