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 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.
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 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.