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Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap, than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The back of one door is the face of another.


Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.

Arabian proverb

One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.

Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Spanish Philosopher, and Writer.


Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.

Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist.

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) Swiss theologian and poet.

Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.

Greek proverb

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.