Flora Whittemore

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

Laurence J. Peter

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

Bruce Marton

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

The whole world steps aside for the person who knows where he is going.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.

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