Category Archives: OPPORTUNITY

A gift with a kind countenance, is a double present.

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“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”

—Kevin Heath

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Dem give yu basket fi carry water. meaning: Someone give yu a raw deal.

http://www.lasanabandele.com/jamaican_proverbs.html

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Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket the people will live

Again referring to co-operation and the combination of resources to get ahead. This proverb can be very useful and is often said.

http://www.maori.cl/Proverbs.htm

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In for a penny, in for a pound.

English

If you called yourself a milk mushroom, get into the basket .

Russian

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A window of opportunity won’t open itself. Dave Weinbaum

http://www.californiaindianeducation.org/inspire/world/

WINDOWS IN AUCHENSHUGGLE

Jill Jones

http://www.jilljones.com.au/poems.html

in the distance on the verandah

having said yes too many times and become loaded,
i believe you, “all doors lead to busy rooms”,
the darkness can roll in while you’re not looking
so that afternoon sprouts night outside your window
when you were turned away by talk and didn’t notice,
they say you can’t predict the tide accurately,
or turn back the future, but the telephone is continuous,
suddenly it occurs to me
that i have moved from being just a prisoner
to a more debatable shadowland
within which i am circling but not holding
or closing

from The Mask and the Jagged Star

We read to know that we are not alone.”

― William Nicholson

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I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which
we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path
than we have yet got ourselves. ~ E. M. Forster

http://winningspirit.com/speed_reading_quotations.shtml

sometimes when you’re alone that’s the time you can’t hear yourself!”

― Gina Marie G.

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“To learn through listening, practice it naively and actively. Naively means that you listen openly, ready to learn something, as opposed to listening defensively, ready to rebut. Listening actively means you acknowledge what you heard and act accordingly.”

— Betsy Sanders
Former Senior Vice President & General Manager Nordstrom

Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

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May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down. 

 

Sara June Parker

 

Opportunity is swift of flight but slow to return.”

― Ali R.A

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“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.”

― John F. Kennedy

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.

Jesse Jackson

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“I had gone to no such place but to the smoke of cafes and nights when the room whirled and you needed to look at the wall to make it stop, nights in bed, drunk, when you knew that that was all there was, and the strange excitement of waking and not knowing who it was with you, and the world all unreal in the dark and so exciting that you must resume again unknowing and not caring in the night, sure that this was all and all and all and not caring.”

― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

The paths of greed and vanity will always lead to one’s downfall.”

― Timothy Pina

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When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters–one represents danger and one represents opportunity.

http://www.angelfire.com/mn2/patch/quoteso.html

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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“And I’ll dance with you in Vienna,
I’ll be wearing a river’s disguise.
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder
my mouth on the dew of your thighs.
And I’ll bury my soul in a scrapbook,
with the photographs there and the moss.
And I’ll yield to the flood of your beauty,
my cheap violin and my cross.”
― Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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To hold one’s self in readiness for opportunity, to keep the serene, confident, hopeful, and joyful energy of mind, is to magnetize it, and draw privileges and power toward one. The concern is not whether opportunity will present itself, but as to whether we will be ready for the opportunity. It comes not to doubt and denial and disbelief. It comes to sunny expecta- tion, eager purpose, and to noble and generous aspiration. –Lilian Whiting.

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance. C.H.

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“The pessimists believe that the cosmos is a clock that is running down; the progressives believe it is a clock that they themselves are winding up. But I happen to believe that the world is what we choose to make it, and that we are what we choose to make ourselves; and that our renascence or our ruin will alike, ultimately and equally, testify with a trumpet to our liberty.

– The Illustrated London News, July 10, 1920 Issue.”

― G.K. Chesterton