When the opportunity came, it appeared in a different form, and from a different direction than Barnes had expected. That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.[Also known as:]Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
To achieve anything you must first have ambition and then talent, knowledge, and finally the opportunity.
The opportunity of doing mischief occurs a hundred times in a day, and that of doing good but once a year.[L’occasion de faire du mal se trouve cent fois par jour , et celle de faire du bien une fois dans l’année.]
Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.