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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Opportunity is missed because...#quote

Like mighty winds, opportunities abound to those to decide to see them. They exist in limitless amounts and are waiting to be applied." - Lincoln Patz

It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. - Winston Churchill

Radcliff Camera, Oxford, England
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

As quoted in Thomas Alva Edison : Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life

Hot air balloonists in the Rhone-Alps area of France
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

* As quoted in An Enemy Called Average (1990) by John L. Mason

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

* This is presented as a statement of 1877, as quoted in From Telegraph to Light Bulb with Thomas Edison (2007) by Deborah Hedstrom.

I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours — and thrived on it.

* Diary entry, as quoted in Defending and Parenting Children Who Learn Differently : Lessons from Edison's Mother (2007) by Scott Teel

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