[On patiently waiting for the big deal] The alligator waited motionless as a log near the shore. Though he was hungry, he ignored the minnows. He seemed harmless as a log. Then a big fish swam by. He gulped it down whole.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
Some have an idea that the reason we in this country discard things so readily is because we have so much. The facts are exactly opposite – the reason we have so much is simply because we discard things so readily. We replace the old in return for something that will serve us better.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Pleased, the fresh packs on cloth of green they see, And seizing, handle with preluding glee; They draw, they sit, they shuffle, cut and deal, Like friends assembled, but like foes to feel.
Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him ridiculous. A great occasion is worth to a man exactly what his antecedents have enabled him to make of it.
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat – just get on.
America is another name for opportunity.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.