October 21, 2005

Opportunties Are For Taking

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been.
—Arthur Ransome, 1884—1967 British novelist

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 miseries
On such a full sea are now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
—William Shakespeare, 1564—1616 English poet and playwright

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
—Jean Paul Richter, 1763—1825 German novelist

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily.
—Sally Koch American writer

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
—William James, 1842—1910 American psychologist and philospher

Source: The Ultimate Pocket Positives: A Second Anthology of Inspirational Thoughts Compiled by Maggie Pinkey. The Five Mile Press 2001 Reprinted 2002 ISBN = 1 86503 579 3

Posted by niganit at October 21, 2005 8:47 PM
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