Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities.
Every day you have the opportunity to learn and experience some-thing and some-one new. Seize the opportunity. Learn and experience everything you can, and use it to change the world.
Sometimes the course of our lives depends on what we do or don't do in a few seconds, a heartbeat, when we either seize the opportunity, or just miss it. Miss the moment and you never get a chance again.
The only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Seize every opportunity along the way, for how sad it would be if the road you chose became the road not taken.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.
I'd say if you can, seize the opportunity, to go to a college or university and strengthen what it is that you have.
You may delay, but time will not.
Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view - what is the highest and best use of your talents, skills and abilities? When you answer that, seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock.
I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity.
I take every opportunity to articulate to others the ways that they have blessed and influenced me. I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity to thank teachers who have influenced me. I encourage everyone to seize opportunities to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalise on it.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
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