We are confronted
by insurmountable opportunities.
- Pogo (Walt Kelly)
word crisis is written with two characters in Chinese.
One symbol represents danger, the other stands for
opportunity. - Robert Cantor
There is no security in life, only
- Mark Twain
preparation meeting opportunity.
- Tom Robbins
When one door closes, another
opens. - Helen Keller
Beware of all enterprises that require new
clothes.[Walden?] We should distrust any enterprise that
requires new clothes.[?] - Henry David Thoreau
essence of greatness is the ability to choose personal
fulfillment in circumstances where others choose madness.
- Wayne Dyer
There's no such thing as a
problem without a gift for you in its hands. We seek
problems because we need their gifts. - Richard Bach
Yeah, but the gifts never
come with batteries. - Mary Hale
Hire teenagers while
they still know it all.
The only difference between a fool
and a genius is that one of them gave up.
is a time to let things happen and a time to make things
happen. - Hugh Prather
Genius is the inspired use of
don't know where you're going, any road will get you
don't know where you're going, you won't know it
when you get there.
you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you
just sit there.
- Will Rogers
The spur of the moment is the
essence of adventure.
- Anthony Armstrong-Jones
travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. - Kurt
If, you can
keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs, and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting, too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet, don't talk too good or talk too wise,
If you can dream and not make dreams your master,
If you can think, and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with triumph and disaster,
And treat those two impostors just the same,
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted
by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build them up with worn-out tools,
If you can make one heap of all your winnings,
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss,
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone ...
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.
- Rudyard Kipling
It's never too late
to have a happy childhood.